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  • as inpunishment
  • as inreprimand
  • as inretribution

synonyms for what for

  • abuse
  • beating
  • discipline
  • forfeiture
  • retribution
  • sanction
  • suffering
  • torture
  • trial
  • amercement
  • castigation
  • chastening
  • chastisement
  • comeuppance
  • confiscation
  • correction
  • deprivation
  • forfeit
  • gallows
  • infliction
  • maltreatment
  • mortification
  • mulct
  • ostracism
  • pain
  • penance
  • proof
  • purgatory
  • reparation
  • rod
  • sequestration
  • unhappiness
  • victimization
  • disciplinary action
  • hard work
  • just desserts
  • punitive measures
  • rough treatment
  • short shrift
  • slave labor
  • admonition
  • censure
  • rebuke
  • blame
  • comeuppance
  • scolding
  • reprehension
  • castigation
  • rap
  • admonishment
  • reproof
  • lecture
  • tongue-lashing
  • dressing-down
  • ragging
  • chiding
  • grooming
  • bawling out
  • calling down
  • hard time
  • slap on wrist
  • talking-to
  • telling-off
  • piece of one's mind
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antonyms for what for

MOST RELEVANT
  • award
  • happiness
  • reward
  • indulgence
  • encouragement
  • exoneration
  • praise
  • protection
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How to use what for in a sentence

The result of this stock-taking shows that eleven volumes were unaccounted-for, a list of which is appended.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
At this stock-taking the number unaccounted-for is twenty-two, several of which are quite recent accessions to the Library.
REPORT OF THE CHIEF LIBRARIAN FOR THE YEAR 1924-25GENERAL ASSEMBLY LIBRARY (NEW ZEALAND)
Edna's desire to see Mademoiselle Reisz had increased tenfold since these unlooked-for obstacles had arisen to thwart it.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Coals!what would he do with coals?Toast his cheese with em, and then come back for more.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Ay, murmured the sick woman, relapsing into her former drowsy state, what about her?what aboutI know!
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
But no other instance of for-tened is known, nor yet of crece as short for increes (increase).
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
At length the long looked-for copy arrived, he saw it, composed himself and died, 1543.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
It was nearly eleven o'clock when the free-for-all running race was announced.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The sepoys usually swarm out hell-for-leather and we rush to meet them.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The good man then devoted his unlooked-for fortune to philanthropies in concert with Judge Popinot.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
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WORDS RELATED TO WHAT FOR

  • abuse
  • amercement
  • beating
  • castigation
  • chastening
  • chastisement
  • comeuppance
  • confiscation
  • correction
  • deprivation
  • disciplinary action
  • discipline
  • forfeit
  • forfeiture
  • gallows
  • hard work
  • infliction
  • just desserts
  • maltreatment
  • mortification
  • mulct
  • ostracism
  • pain
  • penance
  • proof
  • punitive measures
  • purgatory
  • reparation
  • retribution
  • rod
  • rough treatment
  • sanction
  • sequestration
  • short shrift
  • slave labor
  • suffering
  • torture
  • trial
  • unhappiness
  • victimization
  • what for
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.