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lambaste

verb
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lambast

Synonyms and Antonyms of lambaste

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

  2. 2 to criticize harshly and usually publicly movie critics across the country lambasted the thriller for its orgy of violence Synonyms of lambaste abuse, assail, bash, belabor, blast, castigate, excoriate, jump (on), attack (or lambast), potshot, savage, scathe, slam, trash, vituperateWords Related to lambaste berate, harangue, harass, harry, revile, scold, whip; blaspheme, curse, execrate, imprecate, profane; affront, insult, slur; asperse, bad-mouth, belittle, blackguard, disparage, put down; libel, slander, traduce, vilify; chastise, chide, criticize, lace (into), rebuke, reprimand, reproof; fulminate, lash (out)Near Antonyms of lambaste acclaim, commend, compliment, hail, laud, praise

  3. 3 to strike repeatedly stern schoolmasters who lambasted the boys for the smallest violation of the rules Synonyms of lambaste bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, lace, beat (or lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work overWords Related to lambaste assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate

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