What does punishing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishing(adj)

    resulting in punishment

    "the king imposed a punishing tax"

  2. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsome(adj)

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"


  1. punishing(Adjective)

    That inflicts punishment

  2. punishing(Adjective)

    arduous, gruelling

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punishing

    of Punish

How to pronounce punishing?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of punishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of punishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of punishing in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    I think the devil is punishing Mexico with great fury.

  2. President Dilma Rousseff:

    We are severely punishing those responsible for this tragedy.

  3. Jamal Khashoggi:

    There are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's pretty harsh but it's true.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters

  5. Melissa Klein:

    I’m just blown away by the ruling. They are punishing us for not participating in the wedding.

Images & Illustrations of punishing

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