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 ?
Bulstrode, when he was hoping to acquire a new interest in Lowick, had naturally had an especial wish that the new clergyman should be one whom he thoroughly approved; and he believed it to be a chastisement and admonition directed to his own shortcomings and those of the nation at large, that just about the time when he came in possession of the deeds which made him the proprietor of Stone Court, Mr.
Wherefore if such chastisement inflicted on David encourages him but to enter upon fresh trespasses (as the girl Irene avers), the reason must be that his heart is not like unto that of the noble Porthos.
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.
He said, "If the boy had stolen the bird, none would have been more ready to vote for a severe chastisement than himself; but it was plain that was not his design:" and, indeed, it was as apparent to him, that he could have no other view but what he had himself avowed.
It is this: The punishment which may be the consequence of conviction upon impeachment, is not to terminate the chastisement of the offender.
Believe me, there are many other Englishmen besides me who will fell a melancholy satisfaction in the chastisement of their country, many who are more English, even, than I.
That union can only be severed by a crime, and a crime of that nature brings its own chastisement.
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.
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.
After an odd and long stare at me, at once bull-like and amazed, he seemed to bethink himself that, after all, his money gave him sufficient superiority over a beggar like me, and that he had in his hands a surer and more dignified mode of revenge than the somewhat hazardous one of personal chastisement.
It is always distressing when outraged morality does not possess the strength of arm to administer direct chastisement on the sinner.
There was some doubt in his mind about the chastisement of unbelievers.