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Punishment

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
punishment (noun)
1.
the act of - punishing
2.
a) suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution
b) a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial procedure
3.
severe, rough, or disastrous treatment
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
punishment (noun)
suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
SYNONYMS:
castigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert(s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath
RELATED WORDS:
reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking
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