chastisement


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chastisement - verbal punishmentchastisement - verbal punishment      
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
2.chastisement - a rebuke for making a mistakechastisement - a rebuke for making a mistake  
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"

chastisement

noun
Something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing:
Translations
عِقاب، مُعاقَبَه
trest tělesné
afstraffelse
hegning

chastisement

[ˈtʃæstɪzmənt] Ncastigo m

chastisement

[tʃæsˈtaɪzmənt] n (= punishment) → châtiment m

chastisement

n (physical) → Züchtigung f (geh); (verbal) → Schelte f

chastisement

[ˈtʃæstɪzmənt] n (frm) → punizione f, castigo

chastise

(tʃӕsˈtaiz) verb
to punish by beating etc.
chastisement (ˈtʃӕstaizmənt) noun
References in classic literature ?
All this he called "doing his duty by their parents;" and he never inflicted a chastisement without following it by the assurance, so consolatory to the smarting urchin, that "he would remember it and thank him for it the longest day he had to live.
Generally the most indulgent and easy to be entreated of all mothers, still her boys had a very reverent remembrance of a most vehement chastisement she once bestowed on them, because she found them leagued with several graceless boys of the neighborhood, stoning a defenceless kitten.
But they are very much alike: they are spoiled children, and fancy the world was made for their accommodation; and though I humour both, I think a smart chastisement might improve them all the same.
Meanwhile the man, having laid his wife in a chamber palatial in comparison with that which the storm had blown about her ears, was congratulating her on her luck, and threatening the children with the most violent chastisement if they failed to behave themselves with strict propriety whilst they remained in that house.
I have sworn a solemn oath that I will receive nothing without receiving chastisement, and if you knew all, you would feel that the punishment is not a tenth part of what I deserve.
For myself I must say I cannot guess how many," said the battered knight Don Quixote; "but I take all the blame upon myself, for I had no business to put hand to sword against men who where not dubbed knights like myself, and so I believe that in punishment for having transgressed the laws of chivalry the God of battles has permitted this chastisement to be administered to me; for which reason, brother Sancho, it is well thou shouldst receive a hint on the matter which I am now about to mention to thee, for it is of much importance to the welfare of both of us.
But chastisement is a rule of the church, and I am seeking the good of these stray sheep.
It is this: The punishment which may be the consequence of conviction upon impeachment, is not to terminate the chastisement of the offender.
Into the details of the infamy at which I thus connived (for even now I can scarce grant that I committed it) I have no design of entering; I mean but to point out the warnings and the successive steps with which my chastisement approached.
I think that a man must be so severely punished by the loss of your love that he stands in need of no other chastisement.
said Charles, "that is a severe chastisement for a very trifling fault.
The command of the spirit, inaudible except to the soul, and not to be controverted on grounds of human wisdom, was made a plea for most indecorous exhibitions, which, abstractedly considered, well deserved the moderate chastisement of the rod.