chastised


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chas·tise

 (chăs-tīz′, chăs′tīz′)
tr.v. chas·tised, chas·tis·ing, chas·tis·es
1. To punish, as for wrongdoing. See Synonyms at punish.
2. To criticize severely; reprimand or rebuke.
3. Archaic To purify.

[Middle English chastisen, alteration of chasten, chastien; see chasten.]

chas·tis′a·ble adj.
chas·tise′ment (chăs-tīz′mənt, chăs′tĭz-) n.
chas·tis′er n.
References in classic literature ?
I have been well chastised for it, and God is extraordinarily just.
In being compelled to labor, not for himself, but for a master; in being vendible by one master to another master; and in being subject at all times to be restrained in his liberty and chastised in his body, by the capricious will of another -- the slave may appear to be degraded from the human rank, and classed with those irrational animals which fall under the legal denomination of property.
I took this as a direct disproof of his having really been chastised.
I find myself chastised by you, and you are quite right.
The banks were villains by acting irresponsibly but, now they're trying to act responsibly, they're getting chastised for not lending irresponsibly again.
The banks were villains by acting irresponsibly, but now they're trying to act responsibly, they're getting chastised for not lending irresponsibly again.
Summary: BEIRUT: The president of the General Labor Confederation, Ghassan Ghosn, chastised the government for environmental neglect Thursday.
Gervais, 49, had disappeared for sometime during the second half of the show, and rumours started that the Hollywood Foreign Press had chastised him for insulting many A-listers in the audience.
2 : to criticize harshly <The boy was chastised for his behavior.
His Republican opponent and former Green Bay City Council President Chad Fradette was chastised by the state elections board for handing out $128 in 34 cent increments to potential voters at a gas station.
On the one occasion that my husband removed three youths from his bus for yobbish behaviour he was chastised by the company for removing "children" from his bus after complaints were received from their parents.
Doctors and patients shouldn't be chastised for obfuscating to protect their freedoms.