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.
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chastening

(ˈtʃeɪsənɪŋ)
adj
humbling
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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"
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Translations

chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsnɪŋ] ADJ [experience] → aleccionador
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chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsənɪŋ] adj [experience] → qui fait réfléchir
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chastening

adj thought, experienceernüchternd
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chastening

[ˈtʃeɪsnɪŋ] adjche fa riflettere
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