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castigation

[ kas-ti-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæs tɪˈgeɪ ʃən /
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noun

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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