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chastening

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment
  • a chastening hour spent cleaning floors should discourage them from further pranks

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chastening

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of chastening (Entry 2 of 3)

as in condemnation, chastisement

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chastening

verb
present participle of chasten

Synonyms & Antonyms of chastening (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
  • chastened the child with five minutes of sitting in the corner

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“Chastening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chastening. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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