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  1. punishing(adj)

    resulting in punishment

    "the king imposed a punishing tax"

    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

    "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"

    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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