Synonyms of penalty in English:

penalty


See definition of penalty

noun

1‘increased penalties for dumping oil at sea’

SYNONYMS

punishment, sanction, punitive action, retribution, penance

fine, forfeit, sentence

rare mulct

ANTONYMS

reward

2‘for some, the economic penalties of motherhood outweigh its attractions’

SYNONYMS

disadvantage, difficulty, drawback, handicap, snag, downside, minus, detriment, unpleasant aspect

trial, torment, bane, tribulation, affliction, suffering, burden, trouble, worry

deprivation, cost, undesirable consequence

British disbenefit

ANTONYMS

advantage