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punishing

adjective

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punishing

verb
present participle of punish

Synonyms & Antonyms of punishing (Entry 2 of 2)

to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
  • the child was punished for breaking dishes on purpose
  • if caught, the thief will be severely punished

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“Punishing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/punishing. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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