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General words for punishment - synonyms or related words

punishment

noun

the process of punishing someone, or of being punished

retribution

noun

punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad

lesson

noun

a punishment or bad experience that teaches you something

judgment

noun

something unpleasant that happens and is believed to be a punishment from God

penalty

noun

a punishment for breaking a rule or law

reprisal

noun

something unpleasant that is done to punish an enemy or opponent because of something bad that they have done to you

comeuppance

noun

informal

punishment that someone deserves for having done something wrong or unfair

leniency

noun

a punishment that is not as severe as it could be

a slap on the wrist

a punishment that is less severe than is expected or usual

penalty

noun

a punishment for breaking a rule in a game, sport, or activity

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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