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synonyms for punishing

  • brutal
  • grueling
  • punitive
  • hard
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antonyms for punishing

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  • easy
  • effortless
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How to use punishing in a sentence

That might cool rising prices but only at the cost of plunging the United States into a new recession and destabilizing the global economy by forcing many foreign investors and borrowers to absorb punishing losses.
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In the end, it is hard to see how faster delivery guarantees cannot be paid for without the increasingly punishing and dehumanizing labor of frontline workers.
THIS COMPANY DELIVERS PACKAGES FASTER THAN AMAZON, BUT WORKERS PAY THE PRICEMAX S. KIMJUNE 9, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Inspired by a deep sea fish, a team from China engineered a soft autonomous robot that can withstand the punishing conditions of the lowest low—the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
THIS SOFT ROBOT STINGRAY JUST EXPLORED THE DEEPEST POINT IN THE OCEANSHELLY FANMARCH 9, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Typically, but not always, SDPD has used these letters as a signal for who’s worthy of monitoring and punishing.
DESPITE CRACKDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT, NOT MUCH COVID-19 ENFORCEMENT IS HAPPENINGJESSE MARXFEBRUARY 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Previously, the Tide sat on games and opponents with dominant defense and a punishing run game.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPRICHARD JOHNSONJANUARY 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Most of these drives are of the punishing variety, like the team’s 13-play, 85-yard backbreaker against BYU.
HOW COASTAL CAROLINA INVADED THE TOP 15 (AND OUR HEARTS)JOSH PLANOSDECEMBER 8, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Just suppose you were to try for once, really punishing them when they won't obey you, perhaps they would do it next time.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
Or else, rendering the pride of Jacob means rewarding, that is, punishing Ninive for the pride they exercised against Jacob.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But Judas pursued them close, punishing the profane, of whom he slew thirty thousand men.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A God of foresight would prevent evil, and in this way would be saved the trouble of punishing it.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
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WORDS RELATED TO PUNISHING

  • backbreaking
  • burdensome
  • exhausting
  • fatiguing
  • formidable
  • grueling
  • harsh
  • heavy
  • labored
  • laborious
  • murder
  • no picnic
  • onerous
  • painful
  • punishing
  • rigorous
  • rough
  • severe
  • strenuous
  • taxing
  • tiring
  • toilsome
  • tough
  • troublesome
  • trying
  • uphill
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