(chs*tz"; chs"tz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised (chs*tzd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastising.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, L. -izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.] 1. To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.
[1913 Webster]

How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me.
[1913 Webster]

I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised.
[1913 Webster]

2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
[1913 Webster]

The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.

3. To criticize (a person) strongly and directly in order to correct behavior.
Syn. -- castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, dress down.

Syn. -- See Chasten.
[1913 Webster]


New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href=""
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />


a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Tue 11th August 2020