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cas·ti·gate

 (kăs′tĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. cas·ti·gat·ed, cas·ti·gat·ing, cas·ti·gates
To punish or rebuke severely. See Synonyms at punish.

[Latin castīgāre, castīgāt-, from castus, pure; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

cas′ti·ga′tion n.
cas′ti·ga′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.castigation - a severe scoldingcastigation - a severe scolding      
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
2.castigation - verbal punishmentcastigation - verbal punishment      
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing

castigation

noun reprimand, criticism, blast, put-down, condemnation, censure, dressing down (informal), chastisement, bawling-out (informal), excoriation Helen's merciless castigation of her staff in public

castigation

noun
Something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing:
Translations

castigation

[ˌkæstɪˈgeɪʃən] N (frm) → reprobación f, censura f

castigation

[ˌkæstɪˈgeɪʃən] n (formal)critique f sévère

castigation

n (verbal) → Geißelung f; (old: physical) → Züchtigung f
References in classic literature ?
For my own part, I find it best to assume that a good sound scolding or castigation has some latent and strengthening influence on my Grandson's Configuration; though I own that I have no grounds for thinking so.
He added, that as this was in some measure to confound virtue and vice, it might be worth Mr Thwackum's consideration, whether a larger castigation might not be laid on upon the account.
Observing that my request for a ride took no attention, and finding myself falling slowly astern, I placed one foot upon the inner circumference of a hind wheel and was slowly elevated to the level of the hub, whence I boarded the concern, sans ceremonie, and scrambling forward seated myself beside the driver--who took no notice of me until he had administered another indiscriminate castigation to his cattle, accompanied with the advice to "buckle down, you derned Incapable
By this time the cuadrillero had succeeded in lighting the lamp, and came in to see the man that he thought had been killed; and as Sancho caught sight of him at the door, seeing him coming in his shirt, with a cloth on his head, and a lamp in his hand, and a very forbidding countenance, he said to his master, "Senor, can it be that this is the enchanted Moor coming back to give us more castigation if there be anything still left in the ink-bottle?
I suppose," observes Volumnia, having taken a little time to recover her spirits after her late castigation, "I suppose Mr.
What he was about to say, what terrible castigation he was going to give me, I never knew; for at that moment a man, passing along the sidewalk, stopped and glanced in at us.
Feeling bound, after what had passed in my presence that afternoon, to assert the innocence of my admirable friend, whenever I found it called in question--I own to having also felt bound to include in the accomplishment of this righteous purpose, a stinging castigation in the case of Mr.
I thought I observed a tendency in the Man of Wrath rather to gloat over these castigations.
By VERONICA ONJOROIt was right for the Ol-Kalou residents to put a local MCA to task over his public castigation of women in the area on the International Women's Day over alleged low birth rates.
Uhuru's party issued these remarks in response to former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga's castigation of its Secretary General Raphael Tuju, who wrote the Judiciary a protest letter.
The comment drew castigation from the BJP, which characterised his jibe as an "insult to the poor".
This is indeed disturbing since it accounts for only the reported cases of child abuse in Pakistan, with others being unreported and hastily shoved under the covers for fear of social castigation, judgement, victim blaming and shaming.