Definition of upbraid
1 : to criticize severely : find fault with
2 : to reproach severely : scold vehemently
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Examples of upbraid in a Sentence
his wife upbraided him for his irresponsible handling of the family finances
Recent Examples of upbraid from the Web
The elder Crouch became enraged and upbraided her granddaughter, according to court papers.
As a former director of the Voice of America, I was surprised at the current VOA director’s May 26 letter upbraiding the performance of her Mandarin language service chief.
Cover art: The senator stares straight ahead — hands on hips, the beginnings of a wry smile — as if preparing to upbraid an unruly banker.
Mom would come home and upbraid Lola for not cleaning the house well enough or for forgetting to bring in the mail.
Yet Comey's actions -- including publicly upbraiding the former secretary of state for her stewardship of classified information even though she was not charged -- were raucously backed by Trump on the campaign trail.
Put aside that upbraiding his female critics is one habit that is very difficult for Trump to break.
The federal appeals court also upbraided U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, threw out his order that Microsoft be broken into two companies, and removed him from the case.
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Synonym Discussion of upbraid
UPBRAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upbraid for English Language Learners
: to speak in an angry or critical way to (someone who has done something wrong)
UPBRAID Defined for Kids
Definition of upbraid for Students
: to criticize or scold severely
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