Synonyms of penalty in English:

penalty


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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