Punishment vs Redemption - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between punishment and redemption

is that punishment is the act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction while redemption is (religious): redemption; salvation.

punishment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act or process of punishing, imposing and/or applying a sanction.
  • A penalty to punish wrongdoing, especially for crime.
  • A suffering by pain or loss imposed as retribution
  • (figuratively) Any treatment or experience so harsh it feels like being punished; rough handling
  • a vehicle that can take a lot of punishment

    Synonyms

    * castigation * punition * beating

    Antonyms

    * reward

    Hyponyms

    * retribution

    Derived terms

    * corporal punishment * mirror punishment * (l)

    redemption

    Noun

  • the act of redeeming or something redeemed
  • the recovery, for a fee, of a pawned article
  • salvation from sin
  • rescue upon payment of a ransom
  • Derived terms

    * beyond redemption * past redemption * redemption fatigue * redemption price * redemption value