- [noun] an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
Synonyms: rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension
- [verb] rebuke formally
Synonyms: censure, criminate
- [verb] censure severely or angrily; "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"
Synonyms: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct
tell off, brush down
- riot act
chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing
- what for
castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down
berating, blowing up
lecture, speech, talking to
correction, chastening, chastisement
admonition, admonishment, monition