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  1. punishing(adj)

    resulting in punishment

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


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

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

    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


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List of paraphrases:

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

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