HyperDic: punishing

English > 2 senses of the word punishing:
ADJECTIVEpplpunishingresulting in punishment
allpunishing, arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, toilsomecharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
punishing > pronunciation
Soundspah'nihshihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > punishing: 2 senses > adjective 1, ppl
MeaningResulting in punishment.
Example"the king imposed a punishing tax"
Participle ofpunishimpose a penalty on
Adverbspunishinglyin a punishing manner
English > punishing: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCharacterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort.
Example "set a punishing pace"
Synonymsarduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, toilsome
Broadereffortfulrequiring great physical effort
Spanishagotador, arduo, duro, fatigoso, laborioso, penoso, pesado
Catalanardu, dur, esgotador, fatigant, fatigós, feixuc, laboriós, penós, pesat

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