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.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The move by the United States to exclude Turkey from the F-35 programme is consistent with the US policy of punishing nations for acting as sovereign entities, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
Last week, renowned author Ngugi wa Thiong'o criticised teachers for punishing students who speak their mother tongue in school.
Rajapaksa said that punishing students ensured a positive and not negative future for the country.
But even without a formal law punishing them, shouldn't a sovereign and free nation uphold the inherent rightness of condemning crimes against humanity alongside the rest of the human race?
Mourinho felt Pawson by not punishing first-half handball by Skipper Maya Yoshida.
He said he became incensed because the stepfather was punishing him more than was justified and that he was being beaten rather than punished.
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.