[ UK /kˌɑːstɪɡˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. verbal punishment
  2. a severe scolding
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How To Use castigation In A Sentence

  • None of the three ever went abroad without that pliant, painted, switch -- a very emblem of devilish cruelty -- in their hands; never returned home, without having used it in the castigation of some unfortunate "darkey," whose evil star had caused him to stray across their track, while riding the rounds of the plantation. The Death Shot A Story Retold
  • Strange to say, however, the trend towards nostalgia has met with castigation in the press.
  • Locals took umbrage at such castigation, and echoing the responses to the Wylde affair, many sought to re-affirm the respectability of the colony in the face of accusations that could be economically and politically damaging.
  • It's revelation, soul castigation, Fire will burn us away.
  • I would surmise that the offending editor thought that the point of the squib was merely Churchill's strong castigation of the ‘tedious nonsense’ in ministerial minutes.
  • First, if the tone of my post sounds like "castigation" let me apologize; that was not my intent. Are You Reading?
  • But the speculation has always been tempered by a basic question: how could a Republican whose main source of appeal circa 2008 was his castigation of rigid conservatism find his way to the Republican nomination? Gibbs: Huntsman Leaving Post Soon, No Word On 2012 Run
  • We hope to hear that the castigation has been ample and effectual; and we have a right to expect our relatives in New York to believe that we feel towards them in the matter as they would feel towards us if they heard that a St. Giles's mob had broken loose, had ravaged certain districts of the metropolis, and had been met by a cavalry regiment and dealt with according to desert. London: Saturday, August 1, 1863
  • How come society winked indulgently at his ‘excesses’ while reserving stern castigation for the rest?
  • Hound Dog's castigation may be based on his generally poor opinion of the Lakeside population in general since he has no personal stake, as a non-member, in the Lake Chapala Society's existence or demise. The Lake Chapala Society
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