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dress down

verb

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  1. to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings dressed down for boorish behavior at the dance Synonyms of dress down baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, scold, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, score, tongue-lash, upbraidWords Related to dress down 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 of dress down approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise


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