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chastening

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of chastening

  1. inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment a chastening hour spent cleaning floors should discourage them from further pranks Synonyms castigating, punitive, chastising, correcting, correctional, corrective, disciplinary, disciplining, penal, penalizingRelated Words retaliative, retaliatory, retributive, retributory, revengeful; vengeful, wrathfulNear Antonyms compensatory; acquitting, exculpating, exculpatory, exonerating, vindicating; absolving, condoning, pardoning, remitting; commuting, reprievingAntonyms nonpunitive



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