Disapprove and criticize

castigation
(n)
cast-i-GAY-shǝn
Meaning

severe criticism

1st Sample Sentence

Fearing the castigation of the critics, he never reads reviews of his own books.

Root

carere (to be cut off from) (Latin)

Synonyms

castigation, detraction, disapprobation

Antonyms

adulation, approbation

Mnemonics

If you have to throw a criminal out of the GATES of society, CAST him out the GATE - CASTiGATion. In olden days lower CAST people were severely criticized. u criticize severely and punish those who ask ur CASTE at the GATE Castigated sounds similar to castrated, which would be a harsh punishment for any guy. due to the CASTe system there is so much agitATION. therefore it is under severe criticism

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