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penalty

Synonyms of penalty in English:

noun

  • 1 increased penalties for dumping oil at sea
    punishment, sanction, punitive action, retribution;
    fine, forfeit, sentence;
    penance
    formal mulct
    [Antonyms] reward
  • 2 a game full of penalties
    foul, infraction
  • 3 the penalties of old age
    disadvantage, difficulty, drawback, handicap, downside, minus;
    trial, tribulation, bane, affliction, burden, trouble
    [Antonyms] advantage
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