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castigation (s) (noun), castigations (pl)
1. A reprimand, a reproach, or a scolding for doing something unacceptable: The principal of the school had several castigations which he expressed to the students for their unruly behavior during the basketball game.
2. Etymology: from the Latin castigatio, or chastisement, via the French ch√Ętiment, is the infliction of severe moral or corporal punishment.
Strong criticism, denunciation, and finding fault with someone.
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Strong disapproval expressed by pointing out a person's faults or shortcomings. (1)