punishment Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “punishment” in the English Dictionary

"punishment" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈpʌn.ɪʃ.mənt/

punishment noun (CRIME)

B2 [C or U] the ​act of ​punishing someone: Many ​peoplethink that the ​deathpenalty is too ​severe a punishment for any ​crime.formal It was always ​ourfather who administered/meted out punishments. Drink-driving is one ​case in which ​severe punishment ​seems to ​work as a ​deterrent.
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punishment noun (BAD TREATMENT)

[U] roughtreatment: These ​trucks are ​designed to take a lot of punishment.
(Definition of punishment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “punishment”
in Arabic عِقاب…
in Korean 처벌, 형벌…
in Portuguese pena, punição, castigo…
in Catalan càstig…
in Japanese 罰, 刑罰, おしおき…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罪行, 惩罚,处罚, 受罚…
in Turkish ceza, cezalandırma…
in Russian наказание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罪行, 懲罰,處罰, 受罰…
in Italian punizione…
in Polish kara…
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