Definitions for: Castigation

[n] verbal punishment
[n] a severe scolding

Webster (1913) Definition: Cas`ti*ga"tion, n. [L. catigatio.]
1. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent

The keenest castigation of her slanderers. --W.

2. Emendation; correction. [Obs.]

Synonyms: bawling out, chastisement, chewing out, dressing down, earful, going-over, upbraiding

See Also: penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

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