punishable

[ puhn-i-shuh-buh l ]
/ ˈpʌn ɪ ʃə bəl /

adjective

liable to or deserving punishment.

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Origin of punishable

1375–1425; late Middle English. See punish, -able

OTHER WORDS FROM punishable

pun·ish·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·pun·ish·a·ble, adjectivere·pun·ish·a·ble, adjectiveun·pun·ish·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for punishable

punishable
/ (ˈpʌnɪʃəbəl) /

adjective

liable to be punished or deserving of punishment

Derived forms of punishable

punishability, noun
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