Đồng nghĩa của punishing

Alternative for punishing

punishes, punished, punishing

Đồng nghĩa: castigate, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize,

Trái nghĩa: forgive,


Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
grinding taxing gruelling uphill wearing arduous burdensome cruel demanding exhausting hard heavy onerous rigorous stiff strenuous stressful tiring trying debilitating difficult enervating fatiguing prostrating wearying backbreaking back-breaking crippling draining relentless sapping severe tough unsparing brutal grueling harsh inexorable killing laborious murderous punitive unremitting exacting challenging toilsome rough crushing formidable oppressive testing rugged wearisome herculean effortful moiling exigent excruciating grievous killer hellacious knackering sweaty tall hellish Herculean troublesome stringent extreme Augean tedious tiresome harrowing grim pick-and-shovel irksome torturous weighty excessive painful fierce serious agonizing bothersome operose persnickety labored agonising laboured intolerable unbearable strict toilful drastic draconian intense bitter energy-consuming enervative dire daunting ponderous bruising distressing thorny vigorous forbidding worrying really hard vexatious hairy depleting immoderate awful tortuous austere ambitious swingeing racking searing sharp tormenting very hard hardhanded galling unyielding sticky shattering exorbitant strong tricky awkward no picnic steep unrelenting tough going painstaking colossal merciless substantial unforgiving insufferable radical disturbing critical unpleasant cumbersome desperate nerve-racking unreasonable hazardous forceful weary inordinate mighty problematic dreadful acute extravagant grave wrenching worrisome inhuman titanic bleak terrible upstream intimidating vexing dangerous wicked savage unendurable staggering uncomfortable gargantuan hectic perilous precarious slavish difficile unbending inflexible inconvenient momentous far-reaching tight traumatic tense stern undue impossible raging uncompromising hefty rigid drudging piercing anxious prickly delicate outrageous imperious unconscionable unmerciful torturing very difficult overweening towering prohibitive boring baroque devilish fraught frustrating pressured upsetting knotty overextravagant overmuch overdue insane plethoric immense violent burning chastening exasperating agitating problematical ticklish chancy concerning dodgy iffy dark disagreeable pressing worksome backbreaker gigantic thorough consequential vicious consuming mean intemperate jarring pounding major unfriendly dubious spartan hostile suspect questionable time-consuming distressful solemn ferocious torturesome troubling anxiety-ridden harmful whopping physical heart-pumping fiendishly difficult tremendously difficult very challenging Sisyphean overburdening stretching thoroughgoing withering overwhelming dour monumental unrelaxing despotic domineering dogged sweeping a nuisance responsible Spartan mammoth unfair energetic slow protracted lengthy hardworking an imposition wretched carking superincumbent no piece of cake exerting busy careful hypercritical precise nit-picking embittering overtaxing overpowering plodding headache ruthless tyrannical murder Draconian by the book authoritarian extortionate turbulent stormy tempestuous penetrating biting repressive firm tumultuous wild inclement stinging caustic blistering cutting considerable disastrous significant life-threatening tormentous plaguing harrying anguishing punitory afflicting bad sobering big intensive threatening peracute menacing ugly sensitive controversial penal stabbing exquisite ominous extremely painful splitting thumping zealous unmitigated remorseless unusual exaggerated exceptional very bad sky-high iron-fisted iron-handed heavy-handed fanatical egregious dicey easier said than done high-impact drudgy unnerving high-pressure scabrous uphill battle hard-won marathon problem not easy like getting blood out of a stone almighty discomforting hardheaded pitiless intractable headstrong shooting tearing toe-curling rending cringe-making infuriating embarrassing stultifying irritating downright unconventional flagrant overkill uncommon absolute remarkable gross unseemly preposterous imprudent nonsensical fabulous lavish fancy irrational utter improper sheer robust great out-and-out O.T.T. too much over the top out of proportion nasty disquieting annoying depressing unsettling unfavourable foreboding sinister unfavorable aggravating disconcerting discouraging adverse gloomy frightening hurtful nagging unfortunate perturbing dismaying troublous disruptive dismal provoking harassing alarming miserable discomposing disadvantageous frightful discommoding startling perplexing woeful intrusive impeding injurious aggressive sad damaging calamitous regrettable horrible tragic horrendous strained impressive unlucky heartbreaking inhospitable stark rotten ghastly comfortless foul vile creepy hopeless rowdy heartrending desolate detrimental inauspicious black unwelcome pessimistic ruinous prophetic uncertain unpropitious destructive inimical bold chaotic afflictive inopportune poor grandiose daring horrid straitened heart-rending industrious fractious unkind unruly lamentable lofty appalling undisciplined disorderly tortured atrocious abominable riotous unpromising unmanageable restless untoward horrifying displeasing cheerless pestilent distasteful unpalatable importunate lousy uneasy confronting cataclysmic flustering sombre large-scale deleterious disheartening catastrophic pernicious noxious bumpy joyless objectionable negative tragical chilling a stinker of a doleful nocuous somber troubled baneful unhealthy unwholesome deadly morose glum gray grey nightmarish morbid messy prejudicial malefic malignant ill-fated undesirable mournful huge massive rumbustious prodigious searching powerful heroic courageous bare-bones barren uncharitable unjust nail-biting nervous nerve-wracking large order heavy sledding shocking disappointing horrific revolting loathsome diligent niggling maddening execrable gruesome complex complicated profound confused concentrated abstruse te recondite fearsome plaguy pestiferous pestilential grisly macabre clumsy contrived artificial leaden terrifying unwelcoming pesky unsettled monstrous grotty charged oppressed impoverished poverty-stricken infestive ungovernable affected overdone forced studied audacious beastly tickly discomfiting heightened frantic untimely hair-raising dreary grand elaborate intrepid dolorous from hell poignant active eventful frenzied frenetic lively undermining unsafe insidious lethal incendiary imperilling toxic subversive malicious imperiling unrealistic pretentious visionary itchy incommodious distressed scratchy inept overwrought unnatural maladroit unadvantageous deplorable causing discomfort ill-fitting yukky unhappy sour yucky uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory magnificent cursed jinxed improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible icky sore mortifying cataclysmal fatal fanciful unreal full of problems beset by problems unsavoury offensive boisterous troublemaking hard-pressed lurid shadowy discommodious full of hardship doubtful ill-omened treacherous direful ill-boding parlous jeopardous apocalyptic rocky animated madhouse tireless full furious bustling a bummer of a unlikely devastating damning uninviting gut-wrenching full on spirited action-packed raucous belligerent contumacious lawbreaking thuggish pugnacious unrestrained ill-timed infelicitous catastrophal far-fetched chill dreich murky sunless forlorn disconsolate drab darkening plutonian portentous lugubrious sullen tenebrous godforsaken saturnine drear lonesome depressive Cimmerian tenebrific elegiac cold sepulchral funereal lonely elegiacal cloudy evil two-fisted anarchic lawless fateful hard-hearted difficult to achieve melancholy radge too bad cancerous malign maleficent poisonous mischievous baleful iniquitous cantankerous reprobate nocent ill perfectionist clamorous judgmental obstinate disapproving fussy dictatorial overbearing overexacting unamenable unaccommodating querulous insistent cavilling quibbling disparaging obdurate needy possessive hairsplitting caviling sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous censuring cavillous stubborn unflinching demeaning cynical carping censorious high-maintenance over-rigorous hard-line over-strict hard to please over-exacting fault-finding hard to satisfy over-censorious over-particular more than one can bear more than flesh and blood can bear


Cruel or harsh
unmerciful ruthless merciless hard brutal cruel inhumane pitiless remorseless heartless unsparing callous cold-blooded hard-hearted harsh unfeeling inhuman unpitying brutish severe stony uncharitable unforgiving unrelenting unsympathetic barbarous draconian relentless rigorous savage affectless case-hardened compassionless cut-throat desensitised desensitized hard-boiled illiberal implacable indurate inflexible insensate insensitive intolerant ironhearted obdurate pachydermatous rigid slash-and-burn soulless stoney stonyhearted take-no-prisoners thick-skinned uncaring sadistic stern strict bestial bloodthirsty coldhearted constant hurtful monstrous punitive tyrannous unkind unremitting vengeful vindictive fierce grim uncompromising unyielding inexorable unbending ferocious unappeasable unmoved lacking compassion stringent stiff with a heart of stone cold-hearted stony-hearted cold hardhearted uncompassionate tough barbaric hardened vicious unemotional mean indifferent steely murderous hard-nosed cutthroat truculent fiendish unconcerned inconsiderate austere inclement dog-eat-dog marble-hearted violent wicked flinty wanton sanguinary brute beastly butcherly unfriendly malevolent diabolical unresponsive atrocious heinous tyrannical fell apathetic malignant bloodless exacting wolfish rough adamant hard as nails evil feral thoughtless aggressive malicious hard-bitten spiteful abominable mean-spirited bitter unsusceptible firm hostile dastardly authoritarian hellish heavy-handed voracious gruff as hard as nails frigid mortal impassive rancorous insensible surly adamantine revengeful vile selfish indurated ironfisted icy maleficent spiritless competitive inured bloody dispassionate unloving stone-hearted forbidding ramrod impervious depraved imperturbable unkindly dour toughened obtuse unaffected hateful tigerish inattentive flagitious egregious antagonistic without mercy matter-of-fact impenitent oppressive unruly tactless unrestrained every person for themselves feelingless without sentiment cold fish intemperate demanding killer solid satanic hatchetjob coldblooded without pity ungenerous killer instinct dead heedless uncommiserating unpleasant self-centred irreconcilable unflinching lifeless cynical stolid appalling sour avaricious unregenerate greedy unrepenting indefatigable uncontrite premeditated untouched crude coarse unsentimental stingy unfair ungracious armour-plated invulnerable mechanical infernal bearish resentful tormenting torturous malign cannibalistic unimpressionable torpid insentient stubborn careless iron-fisted intense hard-headed world-weary arch uncalled-for unchristian censorious mean machine crass having a killer instinct lupine ravenous repellent lukewarm disinterested halfhearted aversive repugnant faceless utilitarian inexpressive gray subhuman grey bleak benumbed hard-as-nails seasoned hardline imperceptive no-nonsense browbeating bullying despotic abusive dictatorial self-centered unsympathizing crotchety cantankerous unempathetic anesthetized unamiable churlish sensationless emotionless anaesthetized deadened uncordial carnivorous incurious unsensitive aloof oblivious suppressive onerous lacking sentiment hard-line hard-edged hard-shelled obstinate headstrong cool intransigent with a hide like an elephant blind to deaf to intensely competitive fiercely competitive blank homicidal expressionless deadpan toughened by experience inured to critical sworn deadly devilish seeking revenge hardhanded as tough as old boots frosty at each other's throats hideous hard-shell ghastly chilly nasty unwelcoming fixed Rhadamanthine poker-faced nefarious wild dangerous menacing furious pernicious immoral wrathful slaughterous roughshod virulent fiery untamed intimidating threatening fearsome ungentle terrible rabid impetuous raging louring frightful convulsive frightening baleful delirious incessive raving stark lowering uncontrollable enraged rugged undomesticated fearful angry frantic infuriated crazed mad horrible rapacious animalistic primitive venomous biffo aggers unrepentant unreformed defying defiant unremorseful unregretful unapologetic unashamed


Present participle for penalize for wrongdoing
disciplining penalising penalizing chastising chastening correcting castigating abusing beating caning getting lashing mistreating murdering scalping sentencing thumping wallopping walloping whipping battering flogging harming hurting injuring misusing oppressing scourging manhandling recompensing visiting admonishing blacklisting cuffing debarring defrocking dismissing dropping on executing exiling expelling fining immuring incarcerating lecturing meting out punishment to paddling rebuking reprimanding reproving skinning skinning alive spanking switching tearing down training bringing someone to book bringing to book coming down on making an example of slapping someone's wrist teaching someone a lesson attending to beating up doing in giving it to someone giving someone what for rapping knuckles rapping someone's knuckles slapping wrist cracking down on giving a going-over giving a lesson to giving someone the works giving the works knocking about roughing up teaching a lesson giving a going over throwing the book at coming down on like a ton of bricks punishing severely thrashing birching horsewhipping strapping flagellating belting tanning whaling leathering hitting giving someone a hiding tanning someone's hide sanctioning flailing striking flaying hiding slashing cowhiding rawhiding bullwhipping quirting beating the living daylights out of taking a strap to condemning reprehending scapegoating grounding dealing with yerking larruping larrupping disciplining someone for lathering strafing trouncing striping harassing scathing terrorising lambasting excoriating terrorizing scorching clouting licking tearing a strip off upbraiding carpeting dressing down remonstrating with welting giving someone a good hiding taking disciplinary action against giving someone a dressing-down giving someone a roasting rapping over the knuckles beating the living daylights out of someone putting on the mat giving someone a rocket putting on the carpet laying down the law


Present participle for to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
castigating lambasting berating censuring criticising criticizing chastising rebuking reprimanding admonishing scolding reproaching chiding reproving upbraiding blasting attacking lecturing carpeting rating hammering flaying ragging excoriating keelhauling slamming abusing objurgating reprehending slating vituperating basting bollocking savaging scoring bashing jawing rapping flaming trimming wigging rowing dissing trashing assailing lashing chastening scathing belabouring belaboring pummelling pummeling disciplining railing caning potshotting scourging whipping blistering correcting reaming scorching beating penalising penalizing flogging thrashing drubbing scarifying bawling out dressing down laying into telling off chewing out remonstrating with reaming out taking to task pitching into pulling up hauling over the coals lacing to tongue-lashing tearing into ticking off calling down ranting at having a go at railing against railing at reading the riot act giving a talking-to letting someone have it giving someone a dressing-down giving someone a roasting giving someone hell giving someone a rocket giving someone a telling-off giving someone an earful rapping over the knuckles giving someone a rollicking putting down coming down on giving someone a bollocking jumping on slapping down giving someone a caning tearing off a strip giving someone a wigging giving someone a mouthful giving someone a row giving someone some stick raking over the coals giving someone a rating giving someone what for giving a rocket putting on the mat blowing up at criticizing severely jumping down one's throat sending someone away with a flea in their ear laying out leaning on rapping someone the knuckles dragging over the coals condemning denouncing reviling panning slashing fulminating against slagging off decrying blaming reprobating deploring anathematizing disparaging deprecating execrating inveighing against arraigning denunciating finding fault with proscribing ripping into giving someone a bad press giving something a bad press haranguing dealing with cudgelling striking shellacking deriding hitting cudgeling smothering slapping smearing roasting calling over the coals lashing into dooming sentencing yelling at swearing cursing having words suppressing trying exprobating repressing subjugating softening afflicting blaspheming imprecating rapping across the knuckles severely reprimanding having your knife in darning dratting banishing cussing confounding banning expelling convicting thundering against casting out complaining of crying down inveigling against objecting to sorting out having on the carpet dispraising faulting slagging knocking disapproving adjudging framing skinning belittling pronouncing depreciating naming judging putting away sending up blowing whistle on hanging something on pointing finger at pinning it on letting have it laying at one's door sending up the river vilifying pillorying bagging rubbishing cutting up blowing up bad-mouthing crucifying maligning aspersing denigrating running down pulling apart skewering animadverting on hitting out at besmirching pulling to pieces slurring tearing a strip off carping at mauling casting aspersions on pouring scorn on derogating picking holes in disapproving of giving some stick to cavilling at nitpicking about throwing brickbats at giving flak to nagging giving a bad press to vituperating against calling on the carpet slapping someone's wrist rollicking impugning lighting to checking sledging taking someone to task bagging on rapping someone over the knuckles taking to the woodshed going on at sailing into cautioning caviling cavilling accusing coming down hard on monishing tearing apart lessoning ripping bringing someone to book chewing someone out zapping nagging at talking to passing strictures upon picking to pieces finding fault slapping someone on the wrist taking down giving a piece of one's mind contemning taking to pieces discrediting tearing to pieces visiting ostracising ostracizing growling slanging carping preaching raking throwing the book at jawboning getting after climbing all over declaiming against strongly criticizing coming down on like a ton of bricks drawing the line speaking to rapping on knuckles slapping on wrist giving a going over telling a thing or two expressing disapproval of laying down the law skinning alive lashing out at reprimanding severely taking apart attasking bringing to book recompensing exprobrating giving a tongue-lashing feruling skelping spanking warning scorning incriminating backbiting animadverting remonstrating rebuffing ridiculing lampooning moralising moralizing advising counseling adjuring counselling rejecting picking apart looking askance reading out speaking threaping ranking on giving going-over recriminating taunting harassing chewing getting angry with defaming trouncing opposing frying declaiming stigmatizing prosecuting raving at expostulating raking over coals stigmatising indicting impeaching criticizing harshly giving piece of mind disgracing dishonoring dishonouring animadverting upon giving someone a telling off tearing someone a new one going for the jugular jumping down someone's throat gluing dinging glueing forewarning hoisting noticing fustigating giving someone stick cussing out jumping all over criticizing hatefully shouting at giving one hell eating out giving someone a carpeting ragging on making an example of meting out punishment to giving comeuppance laying on insulting sitting on jacking up teaching someone a lesson criticizing strongly tearing down picking on slandering clobbering pointing the finger at calling to task sounding off carping on going after giving the devil slogging fluffing slugging getting on taking down a peg taking somebody to task calling to account giving a hard time burning one's ears calumniating keeping after having someone on the carpet traducing running something down charging with showing up sending someone away with a flea in his giving the dickens lowering the boom vilipending cutting down nit-picking complaining about throwing shade cutting to bits picking at doing a number on giving bad press riling shooting down tying into beating up on barking at discussing assessing evaluating appraising raging against weighing studying expostulating about remonstrating about challenging protesting strongly at critiquing fulminating putting up a fight against opposing strongly disagreeing violently with fuming inveighing kicking up making a fuss about kicking against complaining vociferously about taking great exception to ranting taking issue with thundering speaking out against kicking up a fuss about protesting complaining bitterly about kicking up a stink about complaining kicking vociferating making a protest against taking a stand against objecting making a stand against raising objections to looking at reviewing writing a critique giving your opinion of giving one's opinion reediting writing up weighing up raving writing a critique of commenting on swipeing at reading through


Present participle for to strike or hit repeatedly
lashing beating thrashing battering pounding belting whipping thumping wallopping walloping bashing flogging pummelling pummeling hammering buffeting buffetting drubbing tanning pelting whaling clubbing birching mauling licking bludgeoning batting lambasting hiding slogging switching threshing slating lathering paddling striking lacing whopping pommelling pommeling hitting basting whapping whupping tromping fibbing belaboring smacking currying clouting whacking doing caning slamming smashing belabouring lamming strapping bumping impacting chastising drumming jerking shaking whisking bunging up roughing up working over punching out messing up wearing out spanking flailing leathering clobbering flagellating punching cudgelling cudgeling giving someone a hiding slapping bruising scourging horsewhipping slashing rawhiding cowhiding knocking thwacking flaying assaulting breaking pasting banging larruping larrupping trouncing maltreating slugging crushing socking trashing boxing raining blows on whomping beating up giving a hiding beating the living daylights out of pulverizing pulverising decking abusing attacking rapping swatting ramming biffing tonking bopping cuffing plugging mashing routing overwhelming knocking around knocking about doing over disabling defeating laying into slaughtering annihilating lacerating besting mangling mutilating maiming laying one on marmalizing creaming burying demolishing destroying massacring worsting flattening murdering smoking giving someone a good hiding shellacking crucifying rolling tanking smothering tanning one's hide knocking into the middle of next week skunking owning bombing dusting blowing away killing running rings around taking to the cleaners wiping the floor with walking over blowing out of the water giving someone a drubbing beating hollow bringing someone to their knees chastening defeating utterly getting the better of winning a resounding victory over triumphing over walking all over blowing out making mincemeat of snowing under taking a stick to cracking chinning tapping waxing paddlewhacking filling in assailing warming someone's seat dusting someone's britches fluttering flapping feruling flopping smiting contusing brutalising aiming blows at laming brutalizing crippling defacing wrecking disfiguring lacing to dashing against injuring wounding slippering damaging harming impairing skelping scudding grazing gashing incapacitating putting over one's knee giving someone a licking trimming welting giving someone a hot bottom giving somebody a hiding blipping putting someone over your knee causing pain to scratching causing injury to totalling pinching hurting banging up scraping totaling cutting putting out clipping busting clocking swiping clapping bonking zapping nailing bobbing tagging boffing pitching into letting someone have it sloshing lighting to quilting donging beating up on swinging sticking one on mistreating tearing into sailing into thudding having a go at crashing setting upon manhandling flooring giving someone a beating jabbing dotting mugging giving someone a good beating dashing giving someone a good drubbing popping marring weighing into crowning setting about lashing out at letting fly at ill-treating spoiling turning on jumping distorting deforming hooking whamming roughhousing getting stuck into sucker-punching falling on ruining duffing someone up coshing letting have it rounding on flying at blasting contorting mishandling striking out at hitting out at screwing twisting driving hacking torturing KO'ing molesting falling upon blemishing pouncing upon slapping around aggressing kicking in kicking warping forging drawing braining bushwhacking blistering besieging pushing harassing stabbing buckling lobbing butchering handling treating badly squinching setting on bullying crashing against thrusting dinging malforming beating against hitting hard assaulting physically zonking bashing up colliding misshaping gnarling blowing impinging dismembering pouncing on duffing up striking at beating to a pulp knotting skewing messing over handling roughly kicking around flawing slamming into cutting up wincing cracking against tearing apart cracking into bombarding knobbing reviling skinning thumping on knocking on bamming bearing down poking hitting repeatedly berating planting one taking out varnishing windmilling beating someone up fustigating whirling duking raining blows upon blackjacking eating alive knocking down breaking down letting one have it clumping oppressing wronging uppercutting conking levelling leveling felling sinking physically attacking percussing stoning dabbing blitzing whanging pelleting impelling breaking face leaning on running circles around landing a punch plunging lungeing lunging taking care of bending victimizing persecuting rending knocking out letting fly riding roughshod laying a finger on putting in the hospital striking with a stick beating with a stick boxing someone's ears jumping down one's throat hauling off on coming down on going for malleating pulling sending bowing giving a black eye beating the pants off bending out of shape making misshapen distorting the shape of digging victimising shoving hustling jostling tearing ambushing shaking up treating roughly interfering with pawing beaning siccing running propelling chopping crumpling booting hamstringing bothering misusing ill-using sticking butting twacking jackhammering smacking against sideswiping rousting marking besetting bowdlerizing adulterating expurgating censoring slicing carving slaying chopping up hashing cutting about separating slitting cooking hog-tying castrating gimping disqualifying truncating blackening bundling hacking up cutting to pieces weakening amputating bowdlerising ravaging tearing limb from limb hashing up crunching descending on descending upon chopping down discolouring jumping on bumping into meeting head-on cannoning into banging into coming into collision with ploughing into running into smashing into colliding with smacking into knocking into driving into knocking cold putting out of action making black and blue discoloring doing a number on zinging blacking knocking block off going in on turning to violence laying siege to knocking for a loop grimacing


Present participle for to get revenge on
paying out reciprocating repaying getting retaliating against revenging oneself on avenging oneself on getting back at getting even with hitting back at paying someone back retaliating on settling accounts with exacting retribution on giving someone their just deserts settling a score with settling the score with taking reprisals against letting someone see how it feels giving someone a taste of their own medicine getting one's revenge on settling someone's hash getting revenge on wreaking vengeance on getting even squaring with giving someone their comeuppance hurting taking revenge on cooking someone's goose getting one's own back on taking retribution on fixing dealing with getting revenge sorting someone out taking retribution paying back exacting retribution for making reprisal for giving like for like wreaking revenge on giving just desserts taking an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth squaring things up giving tit for tat venging retaliating exacting revenge on hitting back paying back in spades taking an eye for an eye for getting redress for fighting back revenging kicking back settling with giving comeuppance getting satisfaction for getting your own back getting even with someone for avenging recriminating getting your own back for returning the compliment requiting settling up making reprisal repaying in kind for paying someone back for evening the score for taking vengeance for sticking it to getting revenge for fixing one's wagon taking an eye for an eye getting even for evening the score turning the tables on returning like for like seeking payback for giving someone a Roland for an Oliver taking vengeance on taking revenge for hitting back for giving someone a dose of their own medicine redressing retaliating for giving as good as one gets exacting revenge for making retaliation for taking reprisals for vindicating


Present participle for to cause anguish or distress to
persecuting tormenting torturing victimising victimizing oppressing afflicting hunting ill-treating injuring maltreating martyring abusing agonising agonizing anguishing bedeviling bedevilling besetting besieging cursing excruciating harrowing hounding mistreating plaguing pursuing racking molesting tyrannising tyrannizing discriminating against inflicting pain on inflicting suffering on picking on scourging crucifying martyrizing executing killing devastating ruining destroying ravaging wounding nailing to cross putting to death hanging on a cross nailing to a cross hanging harassing excoriating terrorizing burdening impaling whipping mutilating lacerating maiming grilling brutalising smiting beating mangling brutalizing terrorising causing suffering to working over putting on the rack giving someone the works upsetting worrying bothering paining disturbing grieving saddening disquieting perturbing agitating dismaying ruffling displeasing stressing unnerving irking distempering miffing discombobulating perplexing bugging trying irritating annoying frazzling pestering peeving rattling distracting alaruming alarming unhinging discountenancing unsettling ailing flurrying discomposing hurting depressing offending disconcerting concerning derailing discomforting harrying fussing flustering needling throwing nagging straining confounding hagriding angering fretting hassling fazing making miserable doing a number on tantalizing breaking pushing buttons freaking out burning up shaking desolating dogging causing anguish to distressing pushing making wretched getting to eating at throwing off balance weirding out strapping making it tough for troubling tantalising vexing giving a hard time weighing on ticking off indisposing exercising arousing anxiety in undoing getting at nit-picking pricking aggrieving cutting up


Present participle for to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires

Trái nghĩa của punishing

punishing Thành ngữ, tục ngữ

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