One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘judicial ideology stresses the punishment of the guilty’
penalizing, punishing, disciplining
dated chastising, chastisement
2‘the teacher may impose reasonable punishments’
penalty, discipline, correction, retribution, penance, sentence, reward, one's just deserts, medicine, the price, the rap, requital, vengeance, justice, judgement, sanction
3‘both boxers gave and took punishment’
battering, thrashing, beating, thumping, pounding, pummelling, hammering, buffeting, drubbing
informal walloping, bashing, roughing up, hiding, belting
4‘domestic ovens are not constructed to take continual punishment’
maltreatment, mistreatment, ill treatment, abuse, ill use, rough handling, mishandling, manhandling
injury, damage, harm
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