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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a severe scolding;
[syn: castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down]

2. verbal punishment;
[syn: castigation, chastisement]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Castigation \Cas`ti*ga"tion\, n. [L. catigatio.] [1913 Webster] 1. Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism. [1913 Webster] The keenest castigation of her slanderers. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Emendation; correction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

castigation n 1: a severe scolding [syn: castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down] 2: verbal punishment [syn: castigation, chastisement]