Words Like PENALTY

We have put together a list of words that are similar to PENALTY.

16 Alternative Words Similar to penalty

1 Punishment Noun      Synonym Words Like Punishment
2 Penalization Noun      Synonym Words Like Penalization
3 Penalisation Noun      Synonym Words Like Penalisation
4 Disadvantage Noun      Synonym Words Like Disadvantage
5 Handicap Noun      Synonym Words Like Handicap
6 Payment Noun      Synonym Words Like Payment
7 Reward Noun      Antonym Words Like Reward
8 Fine Noun      Synonym Words Like Fine
9 Music Noun      Hyponym Words Like Music
10 Penance Noun      Hyponym Words Like Penance
11 Stick Noun      Hyponym Words Like Stick
12 Discipline Noun      Hyponym Words Like Discipline
13 Detention Noun      Hyponym Words Like Detention
14 Retribution Noun      Hyponym Words Like Retribution
15 Forfeit Noun      Hyponym Words Like Forfeit
16 Requital Noun      Hyponym Words Like Requital

10 definitions of penalty

1 Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass.
2 The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine.
3 A handicap.
4 the act of punishing
5 (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
6 a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
7 the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
8 A punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense.
9 Something, especially a sum of money, required as a forfeit for an offense.
10 The disadvantage or painful consequences resulting from an action or condition: neglected his health and paid the penalty.
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