HyperDic: punishment

English > 1 sense of the word punishment:
NOUNactpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationthe act of punishing
punishment > pronunciation
Soundspah'nihshmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > punishment: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of punishing.
Synonymspenalty, 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
Adjectivespenalof or relating to punishment
Verbspunishimpose a penalty on

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