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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishing(adj)

    resulting in punishment

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, laborious, arduous, hard, operose, grueling, backbreaking, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  2. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    Synonyms:
    backbreaking, sullen, ponderous, laborious, overweight, toilsome, intemperate, sound, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, straining, severe, cloggy, lumbering, large(p), great(p), clayey, enceinte, voiceless, grievous, tough, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, unvoiced, gruelling, expectant, concentrated, lowering, surd, heavy(a), sonorous, impenetrable, arduous, operose, strenuous, heavy, heavy(p), big(a), labored, profound, difficult, laboured, punishing, strong, gravid, big(p), leaden, knockout

    Antonyms:
    effortless

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

punish, penalising, punishment, penalizing, suppression, sanctioning, punished


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