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Definitionto criticize severely
- She praises and castigates without hesitation.
castigates = criticizes severely
- The Puritans objected to ornaments and ritual in the churches as idolatrous... which they castigated as "popish pomp and rags."Protestant Reformation - Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformation (retrieved 05/20/06)
- One party castigates the institution, while the other praises its every move. What we need is an honest dialogue about improvement.
- "I feel as thod I sure be castigate or chastise for the wronge I've did..." (sic)Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- ... serves to castigate, berate, or plain humiliate a female.Markus Zusak -- The Book Thief
- Although he castigated himself severely for this waste of a life he'd taken, a day later McCandless appeared to regain some perspective, for his journal notes, "henceforth will learn to accept my errors, however great they be."Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
- It probably misses the point, though, to castigate McCandless for being ill prepared.Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
- He lampooned Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden, called for the resignation of Attorney General Edwin Meese, lambasted Bible-thumpers of the Christian right, urged vigilance against the Soviet threat, castigated the Japanese for hunting whales, and defended Jesse Jackson as a viable presidential candidate.Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
- Much castigation,William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice
- Benedict Arnold was publicly castigated and then hung.
- The party castigated him for such an extreme stand.
- The Alchemist' castigates quackery and its foolish encouragers; andFletcher, Robert Huntington -- A History of English Literature
- To castigate thy pride, 'twere well; but thouShakespeare, William -- The Life of Timon of Athens
- Adams then moved to Gedney, castigating the officer for his actions in boarding and seizing the Amistad.Alexs Pate -- Amistad
- Roundly castigated as a dangerous, possibly disloyal meddler, Logan found it impossible to get a fair hearing within the administration.David McCullough -- John Adams
- You've never done anything worth castigating yourself this way."Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
- Then what ideas did Mencken hold that made a newspaper like the Commercial Appeal castigate him publicly?Richard Wright -- Black Boy
- It left an army of thunderbolt throwers to castigate the mountains for slowing it down, but the punishment was beautiful.Mark Helprin -- A Soldier of the Great War
- Wherefore I said, "Master, who are those folk whom the black air so castigates?"Dante Alighieri -- Dante's Inferno
- Other lucky children might merely be thrashed for their sins, but we Price girls are castigated with the Holy Bible.Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
castigate = criticized severely
castigate = criticize severely
castigated = criticized severely
castigation = severe criticism
(editor's note: The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)