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Noun: chastening  chey-sun-ing
  1. A rebuke for making a mistake
    - correction, chastisement
Verb: chasten  chey-sun
  1. Censure severely
    "She chastened him for his insensitive remarks";
    - chastise, castigate, objurgate, correct
     
  2. Restrain
    - moderate, temper
     
  3. Correct by punishment or discipline
    - tame, subdue

Type of: alter, bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet [US], change, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, modify, rag, ream [N. Amer], rebuke, remonstrate, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, scold, take to task, trounce

Encyclopedia: Chastening