Synonyms and Antonyms of punishment
suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense <he is serving five years in prison as punishment for aggravated assault> Synonyms castigation, chastisement, comeuppance, correction, desert(s), discipline, nemesis, penalty, wrath Related Words reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance; assessment, charge, fine, mulct; example, sentence; confinement, imprisonment, incarceration; condemnation, damnation, denouncement; censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof Near Antonyms amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole; acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication; exemption, immunity, impunity; release; commutation, reprieve; absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment; condonation, disregard, overlooking
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