- to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
- to restrain; subdue: Age has chastened his violent temper.
- to make chaste in style.
Origin of chasten
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1. discipline, punish. 2. humble. 3. purify, simplify.
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Examples from the Web for unchastened
In 2012, these same people came back again, as overconfident and unchastened as ever.Republicans Allowed Karl Rove to Mislead Them Again
November 17, 2012
Unchastened by Iraq misinformation, the media are passing on pro-war statements as fact again.Stop the Press on ‘Preemptive’: Media Adopt Pro-War Rhetoric on Iran
March 19, 2012
And no human being was ever yet made the most of by lavish and unchastened indulgence.Household Education
How earnestly he hoped for her recovery, yet how unchastened was his spirit!The Torn Bible
What a racket they had made in the heyday of their unchastened youth!The Story of a Bad Boy
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Chiefly, indeed, upon the unchastened imagination of credulous ignorance.Flowers of Freethought
George W. Foote
Local interests would still be found there, and unchastened ambition.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
- to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
- to discipline or correct by punishment
- to moderate; restrain; temper
C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate
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Word Origin and History for unchastened
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