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punishing

punishing - Dictionary definition and meaning for word punishing

Definition
(adj) resulting in punishment
Example Sentence
  • the king imposed a punishing tax

Definition
(adj) characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
Example Sentence
  • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
  • a grueling campaign
  • hard labor
  • heavy work
  • heavy going
  • spent many laborious hours on the project
  • set a punishing pace

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