Synonyms for penalty

Synonyms for (noun) penalty

Synonyms: punishment, penalisation, penalization, penalty

Definition: the act of punishing

Similar words: social control

Definition: control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

Synonyms: penalty

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

Similar words: handicap

Definition: advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

Synonyms: penalty

Definition: the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

Usage: neglected his health and paid the penalty

Similar words: disadvantage

Definition: the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Synonyms: penalty

Definition: a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

Similar words: payment

Definition: a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

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