Synonyms of penalty


1. punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation, social control

usage: the act of punishing

2. penalty, payment

usage: a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

3. penalty, disadvantage

usage: the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty"

4. penalty, handicap

usage: (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game

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