[ kas-ti-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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severe criticism or harsh scolding; censure: The speaker segued inexplicably from a calm informational tone into a full-throated castigation of anyone and everyone associated with the administration.The impassioned responses to my essay range from ardent appreciation to virulent castigation.
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Origin of castigation
OTHER WORDS FROM castigationnon·cas·ti·ga·tion, nounself-cas·ti·ga·tion, noun
Words nearby castigation
caster, caster action, caster sugar, caste system, castigate, castigation, Castiglione, Castile, Castile soap, Castilho, Castilian
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How to use castigation in a sentence
Like blind castigation, blind acclamation is done for its own sake and has little to do with the object of praise.J Street U Rejected for Standing Behind IDF Soldiers|Oded Na'aman|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I came here with the intention of giving you a castigation for your impertinent mention of a lady.Alone|Marion Harland
And forthwith were summoned the two burly officials whose unpopular duty it was to administer castigation.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
After this castigation he spent the night in the crypt, fasting and barefooted.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].|Hartley Withers
And when that shallow charlatan sneered at him in print, he left to Boileau the castigation that was so thoroughly given.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2)|Benjamin Ellis Martin
The timely castigation had been administered by a police-officer appointed to superintend the funeral.