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The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • n. The act or an instance of punishing.
  • n. The condition of being punished.
  • n. A penalty imposed for wrongdoing: "The severity of the punishment must . . . be in keeping with the kind of obligation which has been violatedā€ ( Simone Weil).
  • n. Rough handling; mistreatment: These old skis have taken a lot of punishment over the years.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • n. The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.
  • n. A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.
  • n. A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution
  • n. Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The act of punishing.
  • n. Any pain, suffering, or loss inflicted on a person because of a crime or offense.
  • n. A penalty inflicted by a court of justice on a convicted offender as a just retribution, and incidentally for the purposes of reformation and prevention.
  • n. Severe, rough, or disastrous treatment.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • n. The act of punishing; the infliction of pain or chastisement.
  • n. Pain, suffering, loss, confinement, or other penalty inflicted on a person for a crime or offense, by the authority to which the offender is subject; a penalty imposed in the enforcement or application of law.
  • n. Pain or injury inflicted, in a general sense; especially, in colloquial use, the pain inflicted by one pugilist on another in a prize-fight.
  • n. Synonyms Chastisement, correction, discipline. See chastise.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • n. the act of punishing
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    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    castigation    beating    punition   
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    Words that are found in similar contexts
    penalty    torture    crime    trial    misery    justice    danger    sacrifice    vengeance    pain