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punishment

pun·ish·ment

punishment

 
pronunciation:
puh nihsh mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a penalty imposed for a real or imagined offense.
synonyms:
penalty
antonyms:
reward
similar words:
correction, discipline, fine, forfeit, mulct, nemesis, penance, rap, reparation, sentence
definition 2: the act or process of imposing such a penalty.
synonyms:
discipline, penalization
antonyms:
absolution, excuse, pardon
similar words:
conviction, judgment, rod
definition 3: the situation or condition of one who is enduring such a penalty.
antonyms:
absolution
similar words:
conviction
definition 4: injurious or rough treatment, as in a boxing match or storm.
synonyms:
beating, thrashing
similar words:
abuse, whipping