Synonyms of chastening


1. correction, chastening, chastisement, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a rebuke for making a mistake


1. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

usage: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

2. chasten, moderate, temper, change, alter, modify

usage: restrain

3. tame, chasten, subdue, change, alter, modify

usage: correct by punishment or discipline

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