castigation castigation


  1. (n) a severe scolding
  2. (n) verbal punishment


  1. Since the article was promisingly headlined American Film Lies About Yugoslavia, the Belgraders read on through a leisurely, contemptuous castigation of Fox Film's Orient Express.
  2. In a book which is calculated to show parents how to behave toward their offspring, Spanker Myers devotes a chapter to the proper method of child castigation.


  1. But Williams said Paul's rhetorical gambit is not helpful to the conservative "who has been up to this point happily identifying with Paul's castigation of someone else."
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Rowan Williams Source: Christian Post

  2. And New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley commented that Stewart treated Cramer "like a CEO subpoenaed to testify before Congress his point was not to hear Mr. Cramer out, but to act out a cathartic ritual of indignation and castigation."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Alessandra Stanley Source:

  3. McLeish tells us elsewhere in these pages: "There was no mass hysteria in France when they lost in Paris. There was no castigation of Raymond Domenech. They moved on and looked forward and we have to do that as a nation; change the mindset of kids...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Alex McLeish Source: Sunday Herald

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