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rebuke

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rebuke

  1. an often public or formal expression of disapproval <delivered a stinging rebuke to the Congress, calling for an end to backstabbing and arguing> Synonyms commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, censure, reprimand, reproach, reproof, riot act, strictureRelated Words admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, panNear Antonyms acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)




rebuke

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rebuke

  1. 1 to criticize (someone) so as to correct a fault <the father was forced to rebuke his son for the spendthrift ways he had adopted since arriving at college> Synonyms admonish, chide, reprimand, reproach, reprove, tick off Related Words berate, castigate, chew out, dress down, flay, harangue, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, upbraid; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, knock, lash, pan, reprehend, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage, minimize, mock, put down; deride, ridicule, scoff, scorn Phrases burn one's ears, get after, get on Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; applaud, extol (also extoll), hail, laud, praise, salute, tout

  2. 2 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <strongly rebuked the girl for playing with matches> Synonyms baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), scold, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraidRelated Words admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

  3. 3 to express public or formal disapproval of <in a rare move, the state's supreme court rebuked the governor for trying to circumvent one of its recent rulings> Synonyms condemn, denounce, objurgate, censure, reprimand, reproach, reproveRelated Words admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparageNear Antonyms acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)




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