Synonyms and Antonyms of penalty
a sum of money to be paid as a punishment
- The penalty for speeding is doubled in construction zones.
suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense
- The company was assessed a stiff penalty for the violation.
reprisal, retaliation, retribution, revenge, vengeance
assessment, charge, fine, mulct
confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
condemnation, damnation, denouncement
censure, criticism, rebuke, reprimand, reproof
amnesty, indemnity, pardon, parole
acquittal, exculpation, exoneration, vindication
exemption, immunity, impunity
absolution, forgiveness, remission, remitment
condonation, disregard, overlooking
the negative result caused by something that creates difficulty for achieving success
- The teen suffered the penalty of his decision to leave school without graduating.