to criticize or reprimand severely.
to punish in order to correct.
A certain marquis had been thrashed with a walking-stick, but showed no disposition to take vengeance on his castigator.
Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
(transitive) to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner; chastise
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 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 […]
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 […]