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reprimands

noun
plural of reprimand

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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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reprimands

verb
present tense third-person singular of reprimand

Synonyms & Antonyms of reprimands (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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“Reprimands.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reprimands. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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