1
[ verb ] rebuke formally

Synonyms

criminate censure

Used in print

(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)

His widow started the circulation of petitions after Barnard was reprimanded for violating the probation .

(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)

I was also publicly reprimanded , dragged_through_the_mud by the radical press and made a figure of fun by such leftist publications as The New_Republic , The New_Yorker , Time and the Christian_Science Monitor .

Related terms

criticize animadvert censure

2
[ verb ] censure severely or angrily

Examples

"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup" "check" is archaic

3
[ noun ] an act or expression of criticism and censure

Examples

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

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