punishment

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(punish mənt)


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Sense: Noun: act of punishing
Synonyms:
correction , discipline , reproof, penalization, penalisation (UK), retribution, castigation, chastisement, chastening, disciplinary action, just deserts, what is due, what for (informal), what's coming to you (informal)
Antonyms:
freedom , exoneration, release , let off, acquittal, absolution, award , reward , indulgence, praise , flattery, encouragement , a pat on the back, immunity, leniency, mercy , pardon
Sense: Noun: penalty
Synonyms:
penalty , comeuppance (informal), sentence , penance, sanction
Sense: Noun: harsh physical treatment
Synonyms:
beating , whipping, spanking , smacking, thrashing, flogging, lashing, torture, abuse , physical abuse, mortification, harsh treatment, ill treatment
Sense: Noun: harsh words
Synonyms:
abuse , verbal abuse, criticism , scolding, rebuke , tongue-lashing (informal), reprimand, telling-off (informal), dressing-down (informal), ticking-off (informal)

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