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Definitions of chastened

chastened  (ˈtʃeɪsənd) 



  1. subdued; humbled   ⇒ A chastened Agassi flew home for a period of deep contemplation.,   ⇒ The President now seems a more chastened and less confident politician.,   ⇒ A chastened Prime Minister analysed Labour's disastrous performance in the European Parliament elections.

chasten  (ˈtʃeɪsən


verb (transitive)

  1. to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
  2. to discipline or correct by punishment
  3. to moderate; restrain; temper

Derived Forms

ˈchastener  noun
ˈchasteningly  adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate

Example Sentences Including 'chastened'

After her sojourn at Greenham Common she had returned to London chastened , but at least still certain of that particular cause.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence
Manfred was silent, suitably chastened , and by the time they reached the breakwaters at Montauk Harbor he'd been forgiven.
Mark Mills AMAGANSETT (2004)
I wanted to rebuke him for it, as Chade would have chastened me.
Robin Hobb THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)


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