to criticize or reprimand severely.
to punish in order to correct.
To what length the castigation should proceed is of course matter for individual taste and judgment.
A Letter Book George Saintsbury
Or would he fail to fathom her identity and so lay himself open to her castigation?
Nobody Louis Joseph Vance
We have always felt that that is where the castigation should take place.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 2, 1917 Various
I couldn’t say that R. wanted to give me a castigation when I didn’t know what it meant.
A Young Girl’s Diary An Anonymous Young Girl
We considered it necessary to tie him up to the halberts, and gave him a castigation which to this hour he writhingly remembers.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 68, No 422, December 1850 Various
Its advocates have been met with neglect, contempt, or castigation, not with arguments.
Is Life Worth Living? William Hurrell Mallock
After this castigation he spent the night in the crypt, fasting and barefooted.
The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]. Hartley Withers
You are at liberty, then, to go forth and assist in the castigation.
From the Housetops George Barr McCutcheon
I did not wish to subject the writer of “Bimetallism Simplified” to this castigation, but he would have it so.
The Arena Various
And when that shallow charlatan sneered at him in print, he left to Boileau the castigation that was so thoroughly given.
The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) Benjamin Ellis Martin
(transitive) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise
late 14c., castigacioun, from Latin castigationem (nominative castigatio) “a correcting, reproof, chastizing,” noun of action from past participle stem of castigare (see castigate).
c.1600, from Latin castigatus, past participle of castigare “to correct, set right; purify; chastise, punish,” from castus “pure” (see caste) + agere “to do” (see act (n.)). The notion behind the word is “make someone pure by correcting or reproving him.”
If thou didst put this soure cold habit on To castigate thy pride, ’twere well. [Shakespeare, “Timon” IV.iii (1607)]
Related: Castigated; castigating; castigator; castigatory.
to criticize or reprimand severely. to punish in order to correct. Historical Examples We enjoy the glimpse into the harmonious world, and do not miss Wordsworth’s castigatory and admonitory psychology. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature – 4. Naturalism in England Georg Brandes verb (transitive) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise v. […]
Spanish Cas·ti·lla, [kahs-tee-lyah, -yah] /kɑsˈti lyɑ, -yɑ/ (Show IPA). a former kingdom comprising most of Spain. Also called Castile soap. a variety of mild soap, made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide. any hard soap made from fats and oils, often partly from olive oil. Historical Examples The conquest of the independence of Castile is […]
the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile. the official standard form of the Spanish language as spoken in Spain, based on this dialect. a native or inhabitant of Castile. of or relating to Castile. Contemporary Examples Without warning, he reenacts a love scene from the beginning of the movie, using Puss’s Castilian Spanish accent, and […]
Ramón [rah-mawn] /rɑˈmɔn/ (Show IPA), 1797–1867, Peruvian general and statesman: president of Peru 1845–51 and 1855–62. Historical Examples These mountains contain large pines, and other trees found in Castilla. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XIV., 1606-1609 Various Just as we were eating the latter the Castilla and Velasco came out. The Dreamers John Kendrick Bangs […]