Synonyms of punishment in English:

punishment

noun

  • 1 judicial ideology stresses the punishment of the guilty
  • 2 the teacher may impose reasonable punishments
    penalty, discipline, correction, retribution, penance, sentence, reward, one's just deserts, medicine, the price, the rap, requital, vengeance, justice, judgement, sanction
    informal comeuppance
    British , Military jankers
  • 4 domestic ovens are not constructed to take continual punishment
    injury, damage, harm
  • Word links

    punitive, penal relating to punishment
    penology study of punishment
    poinephobia fear of punishment

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