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Adjective: punishing  pú-ni-shing
  1. Characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    "set a punishing pace";
    - arduous, backbreaking, grueling [US], gruelling [Brit, Cdn], hard, heavy, laborious, operose, toilsome, killing [informal]
  2. Resulting in punishment
    "the king imposed a punishing tax"
Verb: punish  pú-nish
  1. Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again";
    - penalize, penalise [Brit], sanction
  2. Treat or be treated in a bad, harsh or unfair way; be subject to a bad outcome or be beaten
    "Are states being punished for their successful efforts in attracting business?"

See also: effortful

Encyclopedia: Punishing

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