Part of speech:
Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
The definition of tough is someone or something strong and flexible, rugged, harsh or hard to chew or cut through.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment
The definition of arduous is a way of describing something that is extremely tiring and difficult.
Demanding great exertion; arduous and exhausting.
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
Very busy; industrious
Characterized by or requiring toil.
To subject (a person) to a penalty, especially for infringement of a law or regulation.
(Figuratively) To lash with sarcasm, abuse, etc.
To bring great physical or mental pain upon (another).
To dismantle and pack up for departure:
To spank is defined as to slap on the rear-end to punish.
To declare a sentence on a convicted person; to doom; to condemn to punishment.
To scold is to criticize, chastise or rebuke someone for something.
Retaliate is defined as to respond to a wrong by returning the wrong with an equally wrong action.
To imprison; jail
The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
To use something to extreme; to abuse.
Any of various protozoans of the subphylum Mastigophora that move by means of one or more flagella. Some flagellates can make food by photosynthesis (such as euglenas and volvox), and are often classified as green algae by botanists. Others are symbiotic or parasitic (such as trypanosomes). Flagellates are related to amoebas.
(Informal) Very well:
To exclude by or as if by decree from membership or participation in a group.
To dismiss is defined as to send someone away, or to disregard an idea or treat something as unworthy of consideration.
To correct is defined as to remove errors or to point out errors.
To consume is to use something up, destroy something or eat something.
To chastise is to scold someone severely for bad behavior or even to punish someone by beating the person.
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To get revenge for (an injury, wrong, etc.)
The definition of admonish means to let someone know that you are not happy with his or her actions or to scold a person.
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To place securely; make stable or firm:
(--- Baseball) To hit (a ball) onto the ground.
(Slang) To beat or thrash.
To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
The definition of blacklist is the act of censuring or discriminating against someone.
Cuff is defined as to put bands around the wrist, or to fight or slap.
To whip or beat with or as with a switch
To beat; thrash; flog
To spank or beat with a paddle, especially as a punishment.
To kill with a charge of electricity; specif., to execute in the electric chair
To hang is defined as to attach to something above without any support underneath.
To separate the head from; decapitate.
The definition of exile is to send someone away or ban him from coming to his country.
To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
To expel is defined as to force something or someone out, or to kick someone out of a social club, school or other group.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
To reprove is to criticize or scold someone.
To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Bible, 1 Sam. xxiv. 17
Kill is defined as to cause to die or to destroy.
To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
To indicate by beating or drumming.
The definition of banish means to send away or get rid of someone or something.
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