punishing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"punishing" in British English

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punishingadjective

uk   us   /ˈpʌn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/
very ​difficult and making you ​feeltired: Currently she has a punishing schedule of five ​presentations a ​day.
punishingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
a punishingly ​heavyworkload (= a very ​largeamount of ​work)

punishingnoun

uk   us   /ˈpʌn.ɪ.ʃɪŋ/ informal
take a punishing to be ​damaged because of ​roughtreatment: My ​tyres took ​quite a punishing on the ​roughterrain.
(Definition of punishing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"punishing" in American English

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punishingadjective

 us   /ˈpʌn·ɪ·ʃɪŋ/
extremelydifficult or ​tiring: a punishing ​schedule
(Definition of punishing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “punishing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 繁重的,使人疲惫不堪的,累人的…
in Turkish yorucu, zor, çetin…
in Russian изнурительный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繁重的,使人疲憊不堪的,累人的…
in Polish morderczy…
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