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Adjective
Serving, or being inflicted, as punishment
“His chastising words carried out onto the city's street via his amplified voice.”
Noun
The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
Verb
Present participle for to rebuke or reprimand severely
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“But critics from Connecticut and elsewhere chastise his embrace of nuclear power.”
Verb
Present participle for to physically punish, especially by beating
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“His scoundrel of a father was known to chastise him with whips.”
Verb
Present participle for to punish or impose a penalty on someone
“In such a scene, you might expect their deity to chastise them for their unbelief.”
Verb
Present participle for to blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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Present participle for to retaliate or get revenge
Verb
Present participle for to destroy, especially with godly force
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