1. penalty

noun. ['ˈpɛnəlti'] the act of punishing.


  • discipline
  • penalisation
  • self-mortification
  • self-abasement
  • stick
  • correction
  • punishment
  • cruel and unusual punishment
  • self-punishment
  • economic strangulation
  • detention
  • social control
  • penance
  • music
  • corporal punishment
  • medicine
  • penalization
  • chastisement
  • imprisonment


  • indiscipline
  • detach
  • unfasten
  • dislodge

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Rhymes with Penalty

  • admiralty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • casualty
  • coltie
  • cruelty
  • cruelty
  • difficulty
  • difficulty
  • disloyalty
  • esselte
  • faculty
  • faulty
  • fealty
  • fealty
  • felty
  • frailty
  • glotfelty
  • hilty
  • kampschulte

How do you pronounce penalty?

Pronounce penalty as ˈpɛnəlti.

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How do you spell penalty? Is it penatly ?

A common misspelling of penalty is penatly

Sentences with penalty

1. Noun, singular or mass
You may get hit with a 10-percent tax penalty from any early withdrawal before the age of 59 1/2.

Quotes about penalty

1. Redemption, n. Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

2. Insider trading is a serious crime. Do you know what the penalty for doing it is? Nothing, if you’re a member of Congress.
- Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

3. Yes, I want money more than anything else in the world.”“Then you’ve made the only choice. But there’s a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It’s loneliness.
- Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind

2. penalty

noun. ['ˈpɛnəlti'] a payment required for not fulfilling a contract.


  • retribution
  • fine
  • requital
  • payment
  • forfeit
  • amercement
  • forfeiture


  • denationalization
  • mobilization
  • nationalization
  • polyphonic music

3. penalty

noun. ['ˈpɛnəlti'] the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition.


  • reward

4. penalty

noun. ['ˈpɛnəlti'] (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game.


  • handicap


  • move
  • demobilization