chastisement

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chastisements

chastise

/ (tʃæsˈtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to discipline or punish, esp by beating
to scold severely
Derived Formschastisable, adjectivechastisement (ˈtʃæstɪzmənt, tʃæsˈtaɪz-), nounchastiser, noun

Word Origin for chastise

C14 chastisen, irregularly from chastien to chasten

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Word Origin and History for chastisements
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