punished


punished
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. corrected, disciplined, chastened, penalized, sentenced, trained, reproved, chastised, castigated, lectured, scolded, imprisoned, incarcerated, immured, expelled, exiled, transported, dismissed, debarred, disbenched, defrocked, whipped, spanked, trounced, flogged, birched, switched, cuffed, cracked down on*, given the deuce*, pitched into*, grounded*, licked*, given one's deserts*; see also beaten 1 , confined 3 , executed 2 .
Ant. cleared*, exonerated, released.

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  • Punished — Punish Pun ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Punished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Punishing}.] [OE. punischen, F. punir, from L. punire, punitum, akin to poena punishment, penalty. See {Pain}, and { ish}.] 1. To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • punished — pun·ish || pÊŒnɪʃ v. discipline, penalize …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • How Geirald the Coward was Punished — is an Icelandic fairy tale collected in Neuislandische Volksmärchen . Andrew Lang included it in The Brown Fairy Book .ynopsisA poor knight had many children. One day, the oldest, Rosald, made a friend named Geirald who persuaded him to come with …   Wikipedia

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