toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

chasten
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to decrease confidence by making someone realize they have done poorly

or (archaically): to severely criticize or punish
  • Nat and the redheaded seaman who had painted the Dolphin's figurehead that morning on the river were cheerfully exchanging insults with a cluster of young bound boys who had stopped to enjoy the spectacle, the two culprits holding their own in an unchastened manner that delighted the onlookers.
    p. 166.8

There are no more uses of "chasten" in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®