punishmentnounuk us /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/
punishment noun (CRIME)
- He advocates the return of capital punishment.
- I hope they get the punishment they deserve.
- We thought the punishment was rather harsh for such a minor offence.
- The severity of the punishment should match the seriousness of the crime.
- Obviously what she did was wrong, but I don't think it warranted quite such severe punishment.
punishment noun (BAD TREATMENT)