[chas-tiz-muh nt, chas-tahyz-]


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

Origin of chastisement

First recorded in 1275–1325;chastise + -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chastisement

criticism, discipline, castigation, penalty, rebuke, reprimand, reproof

Word Origin and History for chastisement

c.1300, from chastise + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper