chastisement

[ chas-tiz-muh nt, chas-tahyz- ]
/ ˈtʃæs tɪz mənt, tʃæsˈtaɪz- /

noun

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

Origin of chastisement

First recorded in 1275–1325;chastise + -ment

Definition for chastisements (2 of 2)

chastise

[ chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz ]
/ tʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz /

verb (used with object), chas·tised, chas·tis·ing.

to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
to criticize severely.
Archaic. to restrain; chasten.
Archaic. to refine; purify.

Origin of chastise

1275–1325; Middle English chastisen, equivalent to chasti(en) to chasten + -s- < ? + -en infinitive suffix

SYNONYMS FOR chastise

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British Dictionary definitions for chastisements

chastise

/ (tʃæsˈtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to discipline or punish, esp by beating
to scold severely

Derived Forms

chastisable, adjectivechastisement (ˈtʃæstɪzmənt, tʃæsˈtaɪz-), nounchastiser, noun

Word Origin for chastise

C14 chastisen, irregularly from chastien to chasten
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