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reprimand

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprimand

  1. an often public or formal expression of disapproval while reviewing the troops, the officer delivered a curt reprimand to one of the soldiers Synonyms of reprimand commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, censure, reproach, reproof, riot act, strictureWords Related to reprimand admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, panNear Antonyms of reprimand acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms of reprimand citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)


reprimand

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprimand

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

  2. 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 Synonyms of reprimand admonish, chide, rebuke, reproach, reprove, tick offWords Related to reprimand berate, castigate, chew out, dress down, flay, harangue, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, upbraid; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, knock, lash, pan, reprehend, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage, minimize, mock, put down; deride, ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms of reprimand approve, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; applaud, extol (also extoll), hail, laud, praise, salute, tout

  3. 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 Synonyms of reprimand condemn, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, censure, reproach, reproveWords Related to reprimand admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparageNear Antonyms of reprimand acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms of reprimand cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)



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