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1. chastisement

noun. verbal punishment.

Synonyms

  • penalization
  • castigation
  • punishment
  • penalisation

Antonyms

  • nonpayment
  • advantage
  • reward

Etymology

  • chastiement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -ment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. chastisement

noun. a rebuke for making a mistake.

Synonyms

  • chastening
  • rebuke
  • correction
  • reproof
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Etymology

  • chastiement (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -ment (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

Example sentences of the word chastisement


1. Noun, singular or mass
Smacking a recalcitrant child in public used to be a reasonable form of chastisement.

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