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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chastisement mean? 

  The noun CHASTISEMENT has 2 senses:

1. verbal punishment
2. a rebuke for making a mistake

  Familiarity information: CHASTISEMENT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1chastisement [BACK TO TOP]


Verbal punishment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


chastisement; castigation

Hypernyms ("chastisement" is a kind of...):

penalisation; penalization; penalty; punishment (the act of punishing)

Sense 2chastisement [BACK TO TOP]


A rebuke for making a mistake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


chastening; chastisement; correction

Hypernyms ("chastisement" is a kind of...):

rebuke; reprehension; reprimand; reproof; reproval (an act or expression of criticism and censure)

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