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rebukes

noun
plural of rebuke

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an often public or formal expression of disapproval
  • delivered a stinging rebuke to the Congress, calling for an end to backstabbing and arguing

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rebukes

verb
present tense third-person singular of rebuke

Synonyms & Antonyms of rebukes (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to criticize (someone) so as to correct a fault
  • the father was forced to rebuke his son for the spendthrift ways he had adopted since arriving at college

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3 to express public or formal disapproval of
  • in a rare move, the state's supreme court rebuked the governor for trying to circumvent one of its recent rulings

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“Rebukes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rebukes. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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