past tense of chasten
as in humiliated
to reduce to a lower standing in one's own eyes or in others' eyes the unexpected loss to a second-rate player really chastened the tournament's top-seeded tennis star

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“Chastened.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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