verb (used with object)
- chaste tree,
- chastity belt
Origin of chasten
Examples from the Web for chastened
A GOP that lost three in a row might be chastened enough to cooperate, at least sometimes.
An Army doctor stepped over with a stethoscope and chastened the firing squad when he determined that the heart was still beating.
When she tries to join a conversation between two men at dinner she is chastened for her assertiveness.
The whole experience has chastened the Florida freshman, who has tacked right on every issue since.Six Events From 2013 That Will Affect the 2016 White House Race|David Catanese|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He managed to sound humble and chastened as he said, “I know I'm an imperfect messenger.”
She approached the Porcelain in a chastened mood that Sabbath morning.Ade's Fables|George Ade
They are chastened to wean them from the world, and make them partakers of God's holiness.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.Frankenstein|Mary W. Shelley
Altogether it was in a chastened mood that he made his appearance at Normanstand later in the afternoon.The Man|Bram Stoker
However absurd the style, the love that filled them chastened and purified them.The Women of the Confederacy|J. L. Underwood
Word Origin for chasten
1520s, with -en (1) + the word it replaced, obsolete verb chaste "to correct (someone's) behavior" (Middle English chastien, c.1200), from Old French chastiier "to punish" (see chastise). Related: Chastened; chastening.