Synonyms and Antonyms of penalizing

  1. inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment forced to listen to a penalizing lecture on the consequences of lying Synonyms castigating, chastening, chastising, correcting, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, punitiveRelated Words retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revengeful; vengeful, wrathfulNear Antonyms compensatory; acquitting, exculpating, exculpatory, exonerating, vindicating; absolving, condoning, pardoning, remitting; commuting, reprievingAntonyms nonpunitive

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