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
Cover art: The senator stares straight ahead — hands on hips, the beginnings of a wry smile — as if preparing to upbraid an unruly banker.
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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