- 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
Synonyms for chasten
Antonyms for chasten
Related Words for chasteningpenalize, rebuke, subdue, soften, curb, castigate, repress, reprove, abase, discipline, afflict, reprehend, scold, chide, tame, restrain, punish, objurgate, admonish, upbraid
Examples from the Web for chastening
Contemporary Examples of chastening
How chastening it is for America—and how disconcerting—to be cut down to size, yet again, by the Chinese.The End of Really Big
February 24, 2010
Then, too, opposition tends to focus the marginalized mind, undistracted as it is by the chastening realities of power.Who Killed the Neocons?
February 13, 2009
Historical Examples of chastening
I should rejoice to see her passing through a discipline so chastening and exalting.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
So much for my first move toward the chastening of my clients.The Plum Tree
David Graham Phillips
Yet tears had ever a chastening effect upon the third of the Madigans.The Madigans
But God does not send the chastening in wrath, nor in justice.God's Plan with Men
T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
The Indian submits with resignation to the chastening will of the Great Spirit.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)
- to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
- to discipline or correct by punishment
- to moderate; restrain; temper