Synonyms and Antonyms of castigator
1 a person given to harsh judgments and to finding faults even Broadway's most famously caustic castigator liked the play Synonyms of castigator carper, critic, caviler (or caviller), censurer, criticizer, disparager, faultfinder, hypercritic, knocker, niggler, nitpickerWords Related to castigator condemner (or condemnor), denouncer; belittler, decrier, denigrator, derider, detractor; assailant, attacker, crucifier; criticaster, hairsplitter, pettifogger, quibbler; admonisher, haranguer, railer, ranter, rebuker, reproacher, reprover, scold, upbraider; bellyacher, complainer, crybaby, fusser, griper, grouch, grouser, grumbler, whinerNear Antonyms of castigator commender, praiser
2 one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense the principal seems to enjoy his role as the tireless castigator of classroom pranksters Synonyms of castigator avenger, nemesis, chastiser, punisher, scourge, vigilanteWords Related to castigator revenger; redresser, righter; requiterNear Antonyms of castigator ransomer, redeemer, vindicator
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