punishing


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pun·ish

 (pŭn′ĭsh)
v. pun·ished, pun·ish·ing, pun·ish·es
v.tr.
1. To subject to a penalty for an offense, sin, or fault.
2. To inflict a penalty for (an offense).
3. To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt: My boots were punished by our long trek through the desert.
v.intr.
To exact or mete out punishment.

[Middle English punissen, punishen, from Old French punir, puniss-, from Latin poenīre, pūnīre, from poena, punishment, from Greek poinē; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

pun′ish·a·bil′i·ty n.
pun′ish·a·ble adj.
pun′ish·er n.
Synonyms: punish, chastise, discipline, castigate, penalize
These verbs mean to subject a person to something negative for an offense, sin, or fault. Punish is the least specific: The principal punished the students who were caught cheating. Chastise historically has entailed corporal punishment but now usually involves a verbal rebuke as a means of effecting improvement in behavior: The sarcastic child was roundly chastised for insolence. Discipline stresses punishment inflicted by an authority in order to control or to eliminate unacceptable conduct: The worker was disciplined for insubordination. Castigate means to censure or criticize severely, often in public: The judge castigated the attorney for badgering the witness. Penalize usually implies the forfeiture of money or of a privilege or gain because rules or regulations have been broken: Those who file their income-tax returns late will be penalized.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.punishing - resulting in punishment; "the king imposed a punishing tax"
2.punishing - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustionpunishing - characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort; "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"
effortful - requiring great physical effort

punishing

punishing

adjective
Inflicting or aiming to inflict punishment:
Translations

punishing

[ˈpʌnɪʃɪŋ]
A. ADJ [race, schedule] → duro, agotador
B. Ncastigo m (fig) → castigo m, malos tratos mpl
to take a punishingrecibir una paliza; [car, furniture etc] → recibir muchos golpes

punishing

[ˈpʌnɪʃɪŋ]
adj (= exhausting) [schedule, work] → épuisant(e); [speed, pace] → infernal(e)
npunition f

punishing

adj blowhart; routine, pacestrapaziös, tödlich; workloadstrapaziös, erdrückend; to get or take some punishing treatment (cars, furniture) → strapaziert werden; (Sport) → vorgeführt werden (inf), → eins aufs Dach bekommen (inf)
n to take a punishing (inf: team, boxer etc) → vorgeführt werden (inf); he got a real punishing from his opponent (inf)er wurde von seinem Gegner regelrecht vorgeführt (inf); his self-confidence took a punishingsein Selbstbewusstsein litt darunter or bekam einen Knacks (inf)

punishing

[ˈpʌnɪʃɪŋ]
1. adj (fig) (exhausting) → sfiancante
2. npunizione f
References in classic literature ?
Nay," said Mr Allworthy to him, "your audacious attempt to steal away the young lady, calls upon me to justify my own character in punishing you.
They have here a particular way of punishing adultery; a woman convicted of that crime is condemned to forfeit all her fortune, is turned out of her husband's house, in a mean dress, and is forbid ever to enter it again; she has only a needle given her to get her living with.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) must show an example by punishing its own men allegedly involved in crimes, Senator Grace Poe said on Thursday.
Punishing Ayaz Sadiq and the PML-N MPA for no fault of theirs was the main reason that he termed the verdict biased, he added.
Likewise, in order to check exploitation of the officials by the senior command and to discourage favoritism / nepotism in award of punishments, the new laws also empower the appellate authority to take suo moto notice of any irregularity committed by the punishing authority and to revise the original orders.
Slander is not constitutionally protected, so why couldn't civil suits suffice for punishing malicious personal attacks?
Abbasi said he had always been of the opinion that punishing a player without any concrete proof was legally weak reason to ban a player.
DAVID HAYE has vowed to succeed where he claims the British justice system failed - by sufficiently punishing Dereck Chisora.
DAVID Haye has vowed to succeed where he claims the British justice system has failed - by sufficiently punishing Dereck Chisora.
International consensus seems to be that it is better for the Jewish state to collectively punish its own citizenry by unleashing hundreds of murderous psychopaths in and around Israel than punishing Gaza.
The International (or should I still say Imperial) Cricket Council (ICC) is very active punishing players who cheat.
10 website so that we can provide examples - mistrust is a cancer that destroys the meaning of life and punishing us for what others are doing is the greatest source of mistrust.