riot act


Synonyms and Antonyms of riot act

  1. an often public or formal expression of disapproval at a specially called meeting, he read the riot act to his staff for their poor handling of the crisis Synonyms commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, censure, strictureRelated Words 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 acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)

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