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cas·ti·ga·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing downnoun

    a severe scolding

  2. castigation, chastisementnoun

    verbal punishment

Wiktionary

  1. castigationnoun

    Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.

  2. castigationnoun

    Emendation; correction.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Castigationnoun

    Etymology: from to castigate.

    This hand of yours requires
    A sequester from liberty; fasting and prayer,
    With castigation, exercise devout. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    The ancients had these conjectures touching these floods and conflagrations, so as to frame them into an hypothesis for the castigation of the excesses of generation. Matthew Hale, Orig. of Mank.

    Their castigations were accompanied with encouragements; which care was taken, to keep me from looking upon as mere compliments. Robert Boyle, Seraphick Love.

Wikipedia

  1. Castigation

    Castigation (from the Latin castigatio) or chastisement (via the French châtiment) is the infliction of severe (moral or corporal) punishment. One who administers a castigation is a castigator or chastiser. In earlier times, castigation specifically meant restoring one to a religiously pure state, called chastity. In ancient Rome, it was also a term for the magistrate called a censor (in the original sense, rather than the later politicized evolution), who castigated in the name of the pagan state religion but with the authority of the 'pious' state. In Christian times, this terminology was adopted but roughly restricted to the physical sphere: chastity became a matter of approved sexual conduct, castigation usually meaning physical punishment, either as a form of penance, as a voluntary pious exercise (see mortification of the flesh) or as educational or other coercion, while the use for other (e.g. verbal) punishments (and criticism etc.) is now often perceived as metaphorical. Self-castigation is applied by the repentant culprit to himself, for moral and/or religious reasons, notably as penance.

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  1. castigation

    Castigation is the act of severely criticizing or punishing someone. It includes reprimanding, chastising, or rebuking with the aim of correcting or improving behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castigationnoun

    corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism

  2. Castigationnoun

    emendation; correction

  3. Etymology: [L. catigatio.]

Wikidata

  1. Castigation

    Castigation or chastisement is the infliction of severe punishment. One who administers a castigation is a castigator or chastiser. In earlier times, castigation specifically meant restoring one to a religiously pure state, called chastity. In ancient Rome, it was also a term for the magistrate called a censor, who castigated in the name of the pagan state religion but with the authority of the 'pious' state. In Christian times, this terminology was adopted but roughly restricted to the physical sphere: chastity became a matter of approved sexual conduct, castigation usually meaning physical punishment, either as a form of penance, as a voluntary pious exercise or as educational or other coercion, while the use for other punishments is now often perceived as metaphorical. Self-castigation is applied by the repentant culprit to himself, for moral and/or religious reasons, notably as penance.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of castigation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of castigation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of castigation in a Sentence

  1. Pablo Picasso:

    Now there is fame! Of all -- hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public -- fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true.

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  • نفيArabic
  • наказание, остра критикаBulgarian
  • ZüchtigungGerman
  • rangaistusFinnish
  • разнос, исправление, выговор, наказаниеRussian

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