Antonyms of noun penalty

1 of 4 senses of penalty

Sense 3
penalty -- (the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty")
       Antonym of reward (Sense 5)
      => advantage, reward -- (benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun penalty

4 senses of penalty

Sense 1
punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation -- (the act of punishing)
       => social control -- (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Sense 2
penalty -- (a payment required for not fulfilling a contract)
       => payment -- (a sum of money paid or a claim discharged)

Sense 3
penalty -- (the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty")
       => disadvantage -- (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)

Sense 4
penalty -- ((games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game)
       => handicap -- (advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning)

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