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See definition of castigating on Dictionary.com
  • as inabusive
  • as inpunitive
  • as inpunitory
  • as invituperative

synonyms for castigating

  • insulting
  • offensive
  • rude
  • calumniating
  • censorious
  • contumelious
  • defamatory
  • derisive
  • disparaging
  • insolent
  • invective
  • libelous
  • maligning
  • obloquious
  • opprobrious
  • reproachful
  • reviling
  • sarcastic
  • scathing
  • scolding
  • scurrilous
  • sharp-tongued
  • slanderous
  • traducing
  • upbraiding
  • vilifying
  • vituperative
  • disciplinary
  • penal
  • punishing
  • retaliatory
  • vindictive
  • punitory
  • correctional
  • in reprisal
  • in retaliation
  • retaliative
  • revengeful
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antonyms for castigating

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  • kind
  • nice
  • respectful
  • complimentary
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      How to use castigating in a sentence

      Enraged by the torments, he sought to escape them by castigating himself afresh.
      ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
      I saw two stalwart Lamas, one on each side of him, castigating him with knotted leather thongs.
      IN THE FORBIDDEN LANDARNOLD HENRY SAVAGE LANDOR
      Castigating Polk was the most obvious opportunity for the harvesters, and they used it with due zeal.
      THE WAR WITH MEXICO, VOLUME II (OF 2)JUSTIN H. SMITH
      Numerous issues of "Cahiers de la Quinzaine" have been devoted to castigating the crimes of civilisation.
      THE FORERUNNERSROMAIN ROLLAND
      She diverted the incessant conflict between his insubordinate self and his castigating, but avowedly sovereign, principle.
      DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
      At last, on 24th January, our eager navy had its chance of castigating the evasive enemy.
      THE BRITISH NAVY BOOKCYRIL FIELD
      Castigating myself and resolving anew, I wrote on in contrite silence.
      OUR FRIEND JOHN BURROUGHSCLARA BARRUS
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