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Princeton's WordNet

  1. punishingadjective

    resulting in punishment

    "the king imposed a punishing tax"

  2. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. punishingadjective

    That inflicts punishment

  2. punishingadjective

    arduous, gruelling

Webster Dictionary

  1. Punishing

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Numerology

  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. Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia:

    She's a little girl. She hasn't done anything, why are they punishing her ? Why does she keep having to plead to be back with her mother ? Why can't they return her to me ?

  2. Gordon Charlop:

    The market right now seems to be in a spot where the ice is a little bit thin and investors seem to be punishing stocks that are falling out of favor, whether it is caused by direct earnings or guidance, linkedIn and Tableau are names that are leaders. Those two names are important names, widely held, widely followed, and the disruption we saw in those prices affected stocks in that sector, without a doubt.

  3. Jamal Khashoggi:

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

  4. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

    We must fight it with all our might, we must strictly enforce environmental laws and regulations; crack down on those guilty of creating illegal emissions and ensure they pay a heavy price for such offences; and hold those who allow illegal emissions to account, punishing them accordingly.

  5. Lynn Julian Crisci:

    There are people who become addicted to prescription drugs and have overdosed, and that is undeniably tragic, but the solution is not, ‘Let’s take away everyone’s medication and punish you all.’ The solution should be addiction treatment, not punishing patients.

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