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chastise

[chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz] /tʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz/
verb (used with object), chastised, chastising.
1.
to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
2.
to criticize severely.
3.
Archaic. to restrain; chasten.
4.
Archaic. to refine; purify.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English chastisen, equivalent to chasti(en) to chasten + -s- < ? + -en infinitive suffix
Related forms
chastisable, adjective
chastisement
[chas-tiz-muh nt, chas-tahyz-] /ˈtʃæs tɪz mənt, tʃæsˈtaɪz-/ (Show IPA),
noun
chastiser, noun
nonchastisement, noun
self-chastise, verb (used with object), self-chastised, self-chastising.
self-chastisement, noun
unchastisable, adjective
unchastised, adjective
unchastising, adjective
Synonyms
1. punish, castigate; whip, beat, flog, spank.
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Examples for chastised
  • He was informed later that the students themselves chastised the chatters because they had caused the additional quiz.
  • Many letters chastised me for critiquing science in such a public venue.
  • Perhaps these posters have been chastised, by a self appointed moderator, for not searching on a topic before they posted.
  • Fly geneticists have been renowned-and chastised-for their fondness for quirky names.
  • In the process, the core beliefs of the group are re-enforced and those who question those beliefs are rapidly chastised.
  • It chastised governments for their inadequate response and their misguided obsession with austerity.
  • For this he was repeatedly chastised and sent to prison.
  • No matter that he is still chastised, as an aspiring national leader, for failing to resolve a manifest conflict of interests.
  • When his parliament chastised him and then voted to impeach.
  • We are chastised for being too involved, and then blamed for be too callous for not helping.
British Dictionary definitions for chastised

chastise

/tʃæsˈtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to discipline or punish, esp by beating
2.
to scold severely
Derived Forms
chastisable, adjective
chastisement (ˈtʃæstɪzmənt; tʃæsˈtaɪz-) noun
chastiser, noun
Word Origin
C14 chastisen, irregularly from chastien to chasten
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Word Origin and History for chastised
chastise
British spelling of chastize (q.v.); for suffix, see -ize. Chastised is from c.1440; chastisement and chastising from c.1300.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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