Word Meaning

Verbal punishment

Part Of Speech:



Bawling out   Chewing out   Dressing down   Earful   Going-over  


  • If your coach yells at your team for sloppy play, her post-game speech might be called a castigation. A castigation is a harsh verbal reprimand.

  • And frank assessments of Trump’s failures are accompanied by a castigation of the left or lots of shouting.

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