Synonyms of punishment in English:

punishment

noun

  • 1 the punishment of the guilty
    penalizing, punishing, disciplining; retribution, retributive justice
  • 2 the teacher imposed punishments
    penalty, penance, sanction, sentence, one's just deserts; discipline, correction, vengeance, justice, judgment
    informal comeuppance
  • 3 both boxers took punishment
    a battering, a thrashing, a beating, a drubbing
  • 4 the ovens take continual punishment
    maltreatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill-use, manhandling; damage, harm
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    penal, punitive relating to punishment

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