to criticize or reprimand severely.
to punish in order to correct.
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
(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.
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 […]
Spanish name of New Castile.