Definitions

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  • n. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
  • n. Emendation; correction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
  • n. Emendation; correction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of castigating.
  • n. Critical scrutiny and emendation; correction of textual errors.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a severe scolding
  • n. verbal punishment

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Such malicious castigation, which is internalized by the abused person as true, crushes the spirit of the recipient, and they retreat from the life they were living to follow the script of their destruction -- becoming a self-imposed prophecy.

    Jack Watts: Recovering From Religious Abuse

  • We hope to hear that the castigation has been ample and effectual; and we have a right to expect our relatives in New York to believe that we feel towards them in the matter as they would feel towards us if they heard that a St. Giles's mob had broken loose, had ravaged certain districts of the metropolis, and had been met by a cavalry regiment and dealt with according to desert.

    London: Saturday, August 1, 1863

  • First, if the tone of my post sounds like "castigation" let me apologize; that was not my intent.

    Are You Reading?

  • If Walter Annenberg is worthy of "castigation," then so is the conservative Pew family whose charitable foundation has supported many a left wing group, including Tides and ACORN.

    Classical Values

  • If Walter Annenberg is worthy of "castigation," then so is the conservative Pew family whose including Tides and ACORN.

    Classical Values

  • But given the good work Sierra CLub does, and given that as a 501(c)(3) they’re not allowed to favor one party over the other, I don’t think this endorsement warrants the kind of castigation they’re getting here.

    Firedoglake » Wait — Don’t Open That Wallet!

  • "But it seemeth to be very true, that there is some kind of castigation which Law permits a Husband to vse; for if a woman be threatned by her husband to bee beaten, mischieued, or slaine, Fitzherbert sets donne a

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • Hound Dog's castigation may be based on his generally poor opinion of the Lakeside population in general since he has no personal stake, as a non-member, in the Lake Chapala Society's existence or demise.

    The Lake Chapala Society

  • But the speculation has always been tempered by a basic question: how could a Republican whose main source of appeal circa 2008 was his castigation of rigid conservatism find his way to the Republican nomination?

    Gibbs: Huntsman Leaving Post Soon, No Word On 2012 Run

  • Instead of self-castigation while multitasking, I seek to discover a meditative state while ensconced in it.

    Robyn Okrant: Multitasking and the Modern Woman

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