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See definition of chastening on Dictionary.com
  • as inexcruciating
  • as ingrueling
  • as inpenal
  • as inchastisement
  • as indeserts
  • as inpunishment

synonyms for chastening

  • acute
  • agonizing
  • exquisite
  • grueling
  • harrowing
  • intense
  • searing
  • severe
  • unbearable
  • burning
  • consuming
  • piercing
  • punishing
  • racking
  • rending
  • shooting
  • stabbing
  • tearing
  • tormenting
  • torturing
  • extreme
  • insufferable
  • sharp
  • torturesome
  • unendurable
  • violent
  • punitive
  • corrective
  • punishing
  • punitory
  • reformatory
  • retributive
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antonyms for chastening

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  • calm
  • dull
  • easy
  • facile
  • mild
  • bearable
  • endurable
  • helpful
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
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    How to use chastening in a sentence

    Perhaps, without these preliminary and chastening trials, I might have met death in an unworthy manner.
    MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
    Instead, he seems to be remembered with tolerance by even those whom he visited with a chastening pen.
    THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
    I should rejoice to see her passing through a discipline so chastening and exalting.
    ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
    He had had no experience of the chastening rod, and could not conceive that anything of the sort was needed for Amanda.
    DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
    Whatever vices I have seem to be exaggerated by my malaise—such "chastening" not answering the purpose of purification in my case.
    GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
    Israel had come into Egypt to endure chastening and be made fit for national independence.
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
    It is for chastening that ye endure; God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father chasteneth not?
    THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
    A great change was observable in Mrs. Gaunt after this fiery and chastening ordeal.
    THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
    Now, we do not like chastening; it is not joyous, but grievous.
    NOTES ON THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY, VOLUME IICHARLES HENRY MACKINTOSH
    Nothing can thwart the chastening hand of a righteous people.
    ATLANTIC CLASSICSVARIOUS
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO CHASTENING

    • castigation
    • chastening
    • criticism
    • discipline
    • penalty
    • rebuke
    • reprimand
    • reproof
    • chastening
    • corrective
    • punishing
    • punitive
    • punitory
    • reformatory
    • retributive
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