NounPunishment (plural Punishments)
- The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.
- A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.
- A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution
- (figuratively) Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished
Adjectives for Punishment
dreadful; supplementary; inhuman; penitentiary; helpless; corporal; vindictive; servile severe; direful; ignorant; eternal; adequate express; impending; barbarous; everlasting official; fitting; permanent; frightful; exemplary; summary; ignominious; brave; insufferable; ingenious; pleasing; dreadful.
abuse, admonishment, admonition, amercement, avengement, banishment, battering, beating, caning, cashiering, castigating, castigation, chastening, chastisement, chastising, comeuppance, compensation, correction, criticism, damage, desert, deserts, discipline, disciplining, dressing-down, electrocution, excommunication, execution, exile, fine, flogging, hanging, harm, imprisonment, incarceration, injury, just deserts, lashing, maltreatment, mauling, mulct, paddling, penal retribution, penalization, penalty, penance, price, punition, quittance, rebuke, recompense, reprisal, reproof, requital, retribution, revenge, reward, rod, scolding, scourging, sentence, sentencing, spanking, thrashing, torture, trouncing, what for, what is due, what is merited, whipping
suffering imposed as retribution
harsh treatment or experience
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