verb. 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.