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punishment

pun·ish·ment

punishment

 
 
pronunciation:
puh nihsh mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a penalty for doing something wrong.
The punishment for littering is a fine.
synonyms:
penalty
antonyms:
reward
similar words:
correction, discipline, fine, forfeit, rap, sentence
definition 2: the act of punishing.
Punishment of criminals is the responsibility of the judge.
synonyms:
discipline, penalization
antonyms:
pardon
similar words:
conviction, judgment, rod