Synonyms and Antonyms of keelhauling
- there's no need to keelhaul him—it was an honest mistake, and a small one at that
basting, bawling out, berating, calling down, castigating, chastising, chewing out, dressing down, flaying, hammering, jawing, lambasting, lecturing, ragging, railing (at or against), ranting (at), rating, reaming (out), rebuking, reprimanding, reproaching, scolding, scoring, tongue-lashing, upbraiding
abusing, assailing, attacking, bad-mouthing, blaming, blasting, censuring, condemning, criticizing, crucifying, denouncing, dissing [slang], excoriating, faulting, haranguing, knocking, lacing (into), lashing, panning, reprehending, reviling, scourging, slamming, vituperating
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