how to pronounce punished


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punished is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of punished in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… ensemble effort be punished because of …”

meanings of punished


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of punish.


  1. That has been the object of punishment.

punished frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word punished occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics punished can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that punished can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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