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Synonyms for chastisement
chas·tise·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chastisement

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Princeton's WordNet

  1. castigation, chastisementnoun

    verbal punishment

    Synonyms:
    correction, bawling out, going-over, chastening, castigation, upbraiding, chewing out, dressing down, earful

  2. correction, chastening, chastisementnoun

    a rebuke for making a mistake

    Synonyms:
    fudge factor, discipline, correction, castigation, chastening, rectification

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  1. chastisementnoun

    Synonyms:
    punishment, chastening, correction

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chastisementnoun

    Synonyms:
    castigation, chastening, punishment, whipping

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "chastisement":

    punishment

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How to use chastisement in a sentence?

  1. Horace Mann:

    When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.


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