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reprimand

noun

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an often public or formal expression of disapproval
  • while reviewing the troops, the officer delivered a curt reprimand to one of the soldiers

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reprimand

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of reprimand (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • reprimanded the summer intern for her constant tardiness

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2 to criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault
  • reprimanded the student for using the lax grammar and punctuation of text messaging in a term paper

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3 to express public or formal disapproval of
  • the president was forced to reprimand the general for publicly voicing his disagreements with the nation's foreign policy

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reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide mean to criticize adversely. reprove implies an often kindly intent to correct a fault. gently reproved my table manners rebuke suggests a sharp or stern reproof. the papal letter rebuked dissenting clerics reprimand implies a severe, formal, often public or official rebuke. reprimanded by the ethics committee admonish suggests earnest or friendly warning and counsel. admonished by my parents to control expenses reproach and chide suggest displeasure or disappointment expressed in mild reproof or scolding. reproached him for tardiness chided by their mother for untidiness

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