chastisement

[chas-tiz-muh nt, chas-tahyz-]

noun

severe criticism; a rebuke or strong reprimand.
corporal punishment; a beating.

Nearby words

  1. chaste,
  2. chaste tree,
  3. chasten,
  4. chastening,
  5. chastise,
  6. chastity,
  7. chastity belt,
  8. chasuble,
  9. chat,
  10. chat room

Origin of chastisement

First recorded in 1275–1325;chastise + -ment

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Word Origin and History for chastisement

chastisement

n.

c.1300, from chastise + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper