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What is another word for castigating?

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Serving, or being inflicted, as punishment
“Is this judgment from some celestial deity in the form of castigating punishment for some ambiguous badness?”
Offensive and insulting, especially in a hostile manner
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Present participle for to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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“It isn't helpful to castigate a patient about his years of smoking when you are trying to treat his lung cancer.”
Present participle for to punish or penalize (someone) for a wrongdoing
“Perhaps disarmed by his own scandalous behavior with Bathsheba, he was in no position to castigate his son for a similar fault.”
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