Punishment Synonyms and Antonyms

pŭn'ĭsh-mənt

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Synonyms for Punishment

Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault:
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Alternative spelling of penalization.
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Vengeance is something done in revenge, such as a punishment issued.
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A desire for revenge; spite or vindictiveness:
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(R.C.Ch., Eastern Orthodox Ch.) A sacrament involving the confession of sin, repentance, and acceptance of the satisfaction imposed, followed by absolution by a priest
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A mortifying or being mortified
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(UK, law) A sum of money or price paid for obtaining a benefit, favor, or privilege, as for admission to a copyhold, or for obtaining or renewing a lease.
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In parlor games, an item placed in escrow and redeemed by paying a fine or performing an appointed task.
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A rejection or exclusion by general consent, as from a group or from acceptance by society
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An instance of pain or distress.
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Something that serves as a warning or encouragement.
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(Soccer) A direct free kick from the penalty spot, taken after a defensive foul in the penalty box; a penalty kick.
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A debt or other obligation resulting from a court order
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Deprivation is defined as the state of having something withheld from the enjoyment or possession of someone.
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Discipline is defined as a field of study or is training to fix incorrect behavior or create better skills.
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The loss or compulsory transfer to another, without compensation, of a right or property interest, usually as a penalty.
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(Theology) Punishment or reward distributed in a future life based on performance in this one.
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Reproof is an expression of disapproval.
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Plural form of desert
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Something, such as punishment, that is inflicted.
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A difficult or annoying experience
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(Idiomatic) A punishment or reward that is considered to be what the recipient deserved.
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The appropriation of private property without just compensation for the public use or treasury, often as a penalty resulting from a criminal prosecution or when possession of the property is itself a crime. See also condemn.
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Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
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(Law) The money paid or awarded to a claimant (in England), a pursuer (in Scotland) or a plaintiff (in the US) in a civil action.
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The amount of something lost:
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Violent response to an act of harm or perceived injustice.
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The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
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To defraud someone.
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The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway.
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(Colloquial) The act of creating one or more complete sentences from fragmented thoughts and phrases.
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The feeling of not being happy
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The isolation of a trial jury in the custody of the court for the duration of a trial in order to prevent tampering or their hearing outside testimony; keeping witnesses apart from one another and outside the courtroom;
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Antonyms for Punishment

Something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
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Ease or facility of movement:
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(Archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
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(Uncountable) The state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
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The definition of a release is a letting go, setting free or relief.
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(Now rare) The act of fulfilling the duties (of a given role, obligation etc.). [from 15th c.]
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Immunity is defined as being able to resist a disease or medical condition or the freedom from punishment.
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(Countable, law) Exemption from punishment.
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Encouragement is defined as an expression of support or approval, or is words or actions that assist or inspire someone or something.
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The process of keeping (something or someone) safe.
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Words Related to Punishment

(Gram.) A word or a group of syntactically related words that states, asks, commands, or exclaims something; conventional unit of connected speech or writing, usually containing a subject and a predicate: in writing, a sentence begins with a capital letter and concludes with an end mark (period, question mark, etc.), and in speech a sentence begins following a silence and concludes with any of various final pitches and a terminal juncture
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The act of executing something.
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