Word forms: chastens
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionaryverb [usu passive]If you are chastened by something, it makes you regret that you have behaved badly or stupidly. [formal] [be V-ed + by] ⇒ He has clearly not been chastened by his thirteen days in detention. [V-ed] ⇒ A chastened Agassi flew home for a period of deep contemplation. [Also be V-ed + into]chastened
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ The President now seems a more chastened and less confident politician than when he set out a week ago.