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Definitions and Synonyms of punishing | Another word for punishing | What is punishing?

Definition 1: resulting in punishment - [adjective denoting ppl]

Samples where punishing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the king imposed a punishing tax

Definition 2: characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where punishing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for punishing in the sense of this definition

(punishing is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

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