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Synonyms of penalty in English:


  • 1 increased penalties for dumping oil at sea
    punishment, sanction, punitive action, retribution, penance;
    rare mulct
    [Antonyms] reward
  • 2 for some, the economic penalties of motherhood outweigh its attractions
    disadvantage, difficulty, drawback, handicap, snag, downside, minus, detriment, unpleasant aspect;
    trial, torment, bane, tribulation, affliction, suffering, burden, trouble, worry;
    deprivation, cost, undesirable consequence;
    British  disbenefit
    [Antonyms] advantage
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