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1. chastise

verb. ['tʃæˈstaɪz'] censure severely.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • flame
  • lambast
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • correct
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • chasten
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • please
  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress

Etymology

  • chastier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • castigare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Chastise

  • sensationalize
  • decriminalize
  • misapplies
  • improvise
  • underlies
  • pint-size
  • mcfly's
  • comprise
  • complies
  • vanhise
  • surprise
  • supply's
  • supplies
  • shanghai's
  • reprise
  • replies
  • oversize
  • marseilles
  • implies
  • goodbyes
  • emprise
  • duis
  • disguise
  • despise
  • decries
  • baptize
  • upsize
  • unwise
  • surmise
  • revise

Sentences with chastise


1. Noun, singular or mass
An old saying goes, "Publicly praise, privately chastise."

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you chastise, punish or criticize people for being honest, you inhibit the truth from arising.

Quotes about chastise


1. Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God's help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

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