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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that criticizes or reprimands severely; One that punishes.

Usage examples (28)
  • Because he is a detective-defender, but not a detective-castigator.
  • Al Gore, newly-minted media castigator, gnashing his teeth, throwing coiled fists against a boiling sky, appalled -- appalled!
  • His self image as a tough castigator, bully-in-chief, supreme forajido in a land of plenty will shatter along with his psyche.
  • Minute after minute the castigator laboured away in his vocation, until finally the victim collapsed, and rolling over, lay like a log in a pool of blood, and was then... for more
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