Meaning of punishingly in English:



See punishing

‘Considering that his normal training routine is punishingly brutal - two hours, three times a day after a 15-day strengthening course in Portugal - Harrison will thus be in supreme condition.’
  • ‘However, although still punishingly cold at night, the last couple of days have been sunny (the start of spring?’
  • ‘He paid tribute to the dedication of the Department's staff and others who worked punishingly long days in stressful and often distressing conditions during the seven months it took to bring the terrible epidemic under control.’
  • ‘Scads of silvery fish leap above the water's punishingly bright surface; not far away, a dolphin crests, hangs suspended above a wave, and vanishes.’
  • ‘Seth's work is the craft of a maximum minimalist that works exquisitely against the grain of our punishingly complicated, cluttered culture.’