HyperDic: penalty

English > 4 senses of the word penalty:
NOUNactpenalty, punishment, penalization, penalisationthe act of punishing
possessionpenaltya payment required for not fulfilling a contract
attributepenaltythe disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
attributepenalty(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game / game
penalty > pronunciation
Soundspeh'nahltiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > penalty: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of punishing.
Synonymspunishment, penalization, penalisation
Narrowercastigation, chastisementverbal punishment
corporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
cruel and unusual punishmentpunishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution
detentionA punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
discipline, correctionThe act of punishing
economic strangulationpunishment of a group by cutting off commercial dealings with them
imprisonmentputting someone in prison or in jail as lawful / lawful / lawful punishment
music, medicinepunishment for one's actions
penance, self-mortification, self-abasementVoluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
self-punishmentpunishment inflicted on yourself
stickthreat of a penalty
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishcastigo, penalización, pena
Catalancàstig, penalització, pena, puniment
Verbspenaliseimpose a penalty on
English > penalty: 4 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningA payment required for not fulfilling a contract.
Narrowerfine, mulct, amercementmoney extracted as a penalty
forfeit, forfeitureA penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
retribution, requitalA justly deserved penalty
BroaderpaymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Spanishmulta, penalización
Catalanmulta
English > penalty: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition.
Example"neglected his health and paid the penalty"
BroaderdisadvantageThe quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
Oppositeadvantage, rewardbenefit resulting from some event or action
Spanishcastigo, penalización, sanción
Catalanpenalización, sanció
English > penalty: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaning(games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game / game.
CategorygameA contest with rules to determine a winner
Narrowergame misconduct(ice hockey) a penalty that suspends a player for the remainder of a game / game (but allows the team to send in a substitute for the suspended player)
Broaderhandicapadvantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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