/ˈkæs tɪˌgeɪt/


1 a to chastise verbally. b to reprove. c to criticize severely. 2 a to punish by stripes. b to chastise by blows. c to chasten.

Hannah often lauded her husband’s deft oral skill when reveling in their postcoital embrace. But later, when she was with her friends, she’d castigate him for a lack of competence both inside and outside of the bedroom.

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“Castigate.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/castigate. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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