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

1 sense of penitentiary

Sense 1
penitentiary, pen -- (a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes)
       => correctional institution -- (a penal institution maintained by the government)

Antonyms of adj penitentiary

2 senses of penitentiary

Sense 1
penitentiary -- (used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers; "penitentiary institutions")

INDIRECT (VIA punitive) -> rehabilitative -- (designed to accomplish rehabilitation; "from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello; "rehabilitative treatment")

Sense 2
penitential, penitentiary -- (showing or constituting penance; "penitential tears"; "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words")

INDIRECT (VIA penitent, repentant) -> impenitent, unrepentant, unremorseful -- (not penitent or remorseful)
INDIRECT (VIA penitent, repentant) -> impenitent, unrepentant, unremorseful -- (not penitent or remorseful)

Similarity of adj penitentiary

2 senses of penitentiary

Sense 1
penitentiary -- (used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers; "penitentiary institutions")
       => punitive (vs. rehabilitative), punitory -- (inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages")

Sense 2
penitential, penitentiary -- (showing or constituting penance; "penitential tears"; "wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words")
       => penitent (vs. impenitent), repentant (vs. unrepentant) -- (feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds)

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