Dictionary Results for chastening

1. chastening - noun

· a rebuke for making a mistake

Synonym(s): correction, chastisement

Hypernym(s): rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

2. chasten - verb

· censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Synonym(s): chastise, castigate, objurgate, correct

Hypernym(s): call_on_the_carpet, take_to_task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress_down, call_down, scold, chide, berate, bawl_out, remonstrate, chew_out, chew_up, have_words, lambaste, lambast

3. chasten - verb

· change by restraining or moderating

Synonym(s): temper

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

4. chasten - verb

· correct by punishment or discipline

Synonym(s): tame, subdue

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

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