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Definition to scold or criticize
  • She said the United Nations resolution amounted to chastising Israel for wanting to exist.
chastising = criticizing
  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks.
  • chastised = criticized
  • It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable only by gentle chastisement.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • If we saw him fighting, we chastised him no matter who was wrong.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • chastised = scolded or criticized
  • Mama and Aunt didn't chastise her as they did my cousin and me if we didn't sweep the floor well enough or didn't get all of the dirt out of our fathers' tunics.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • chastise = to scold or criticize
  • Amelia Bloomer's trousers, meanwhile, finally found eager supporters in young female enthusiasts of the newly invented bicycle, and no amount of chastising from their parents, priests, or the press could induce girls to give up their "bloomers," or their bicycles.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • chastising = scolding or criticizing
  • But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • chastisement = scolding (punishing)
  • Schoolteacher had chastised that nephew,
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • chastised = scolded or criticized
  • Jonas remembered, suddenly and grimly, the time in his childhood when he had been chastised for misusing a word.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastised = criticized
  • They would think him inconsiderate and they would plan to chastise him, later.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastise = criticize
  • We hoped, also, that he would present himself promptly for chastisement, and he has always done so.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • Fritz was a very awkward child who had been summoned for chastisement again and again.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • Lily, he decided, would have to learn that soon, or she would be called in for chastisement because of her insensitive chatter.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • He waited for his father to chastise Lily.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastise = criticize
  • He kept turning his head and glancing back at Jonas until the group leader had to give him a silent chastisement, a motion to sit still and face forward.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • "In fact," the Chief Elder continued, chuckling a little herself, "we even gave a little thought to some retroactive chastisement for the one who had been Asher's Instructor of Threes so long ago."
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastisement = criticism
  • Jonas said the standard phrase automatically, and tried to pay better attention while his mother told of a dream fragment, a disquieting scene where she had been chastised for a rule infraction she didn't understand.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • chastised = criticized
  • He will chastise me.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Tempest
  • What was it that made me burn all over with a wish to chastise him severely for cutting away from his best friends, his pastors and masters?
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Can I find some fat living where there are no wicked to chastise, and where the work is easy and comfortable?
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood

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