castigation


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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.
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.
But China's public castigation -- and the threat of being blacklisted from the vital mainland market -- led to a sudden u-turn by the airline.
While this worded castigation of the judge's conduct may not have led to the SCP to decide Sharif's case on its merits, the condemnation will hold weight in the eyes of the IHC and the public.
She said in her bill: 'One of the reasons attributed to the higher drop-out rate in schools and low learning outcomes of students is physical punishment and castigation of pupils by the teachers.'
THERE has been plenty in the news recently regarding the removal of "free" ATM machines in addition to the regular castigation of High Street bank branch closures.
We are exposed to castigation, envy and temptations.