chastening


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chas·ten

 (chā′sən)
tr.v. chas·tened, chas·ten·ing, chas·tens
1. To correct by punishment or reproof; take to task.
2. To restrain; subdue: chasten a proud spirit.
3. To rid of excess; refine or purify: chasten a careless writing style.

[Alteration of obsolete chaste, from Middle English chasten, chastien, from Old French chastiier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate.]

chas′ten·er n.

chastening

(ˈtʃeɪsənɪŋ)
adj
humbling
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chastening - a rebuke for making a mistakechastening - 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"
Translations

chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsnɪŋ] ADJ [experience] → aleccionador

chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsənɪŋ] adj [experience] → qui fait réfléchir

chastening

adj thought, experienceernüchternd

chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsnɪŋ] adjche fa riflettere
References in classic literature ?
I had fallen sick with this dis- ease, and it was to the priest I said the words, for he was come to chide me for lack of due humility under the chastening hand of God.
The rod had been used to chasten, and he had bit the chastening fingers.
I remember,' said the gentleman, striking his nose with the knuckle of his forefinger as a chastening for his forgetfulness.
So he does not and I do, and I have to make up for it by not indulging all too riotously in new clothes, which is no doubt very chastening.
I apprehend, young man, that your nature is no softer for this chastening,' said Mr.
NICK Compton made a magnificent 149, Toby Roland-Jones a rollicking maiden hundred and Middlesex totalled a massive 573-8 as champions Yorkshire endured a chastening day in the Lord's sunshine.
Whatever the Crown says, it will have been a chastening experience over the last few days, I'm sure everyone will agree with that.
Barley Mow's end-of-season ritual of playing in unfamiliar positions proved a chastening experience this year as they were crushed 9-2 by champions Long Lawford who were in no mood to take things easy.
Teimana Harrison went over for the Saints, but it was a chastening afternoon for the league leaders as they suffered just their third domestic loss of the campaign.
Farah recently completed the 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the European Championships in Zurich, bouncing back from a campaign which included a chastening marathon debut in London and a health scare which ruled him out of the Commonwealth Games.
ALEX Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken a chastening defeat on the green baize at the hands of Wayne Rooney.
The home side, made up mostly of second-string players and also Glamorgan all-rounder Jim Allenby, who finished the opening day on 34, romped to 369 for four by the close as England's cast of tall pacemen endured a chastening first day of action since arriving Down Under.