reprimand

reprimand
1. verb

was it really necessary to reprimand him in public?

Syn:
rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, berate, take to task, lambaste, give someone a piece of one's mind, rake/haul over the coals, lecture, criticize, censure; informal come down on, give someone a talking-to, tell off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, rap over the knuckles, rap, slap someone's wrist, bawl out, lay into, lace into, blast, give someone what for, chew out, ream out; formal castigate
Ant:
praise
2. noun

they received a severe reprimand

Syn:
rebuke, reproof, admonishment, admonition, reproach, scolding, upbraiding, censure; informal rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, dressing-down, talking-to, earful, roasting, tongue-lashing; formal castigation
See note at rebuke
Ant:
commendation

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  • reprimand — rep‧ri‧mand [ˈreprmɑːnd ǁ mænd] noun [countable] an occasion when someone is officially told that they have done something very wrong: • He is likely to receive some kind of reprimand for trying to influence the regulators unfairly. reprimand… …   Financial and business terms

  • reprimand — I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chiding, condemnation, correction, criticism, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, displeasure, dispraise, dressing down, exception, exprobration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand (r?p r? m?nd), n. [F. r[ e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re re + premere to press. See {Press}, and cf. {Repress}.] Severe or formal reproof;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprimanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprimanding}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]primander. See {Reprimand}, n.] 1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally. [1913 Webster] Germanicus was severely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprimand — [n] oral punishment admonishment, admonition, bawling out*, blame, calling down*, castigation, censure, chiding, comeuppance, dressing down*, going over*, grooming, hard time*, lecture, piece of one’s mind*, ragging*, rap*, rebuke, reprehension,… …   New thesaurus

  • reprimand — ► NOUN ▪ a formal expression of disapproval; a rebuke. ► VERB ▪ address a reprimand to. ORIGIN French réprimande, from Latin reprimere press back, check …   English terms dictionary

  • reprimand — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. réprimande, from M.Fr. reprimende reproof, from L. reprimenda that is to be repressed (as in reprimenda culpa fault to be checked ), fem. sing. of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere reprove (see REPRESS (Cf. repress)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprimand — vb *reprove, rebuke, reproach, admonish, chide Analogous words: upbraid, rate, berate, *scold: censure, denounce, blame, reprehend, reprobate, *criticize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reprimand — [rep′rə mand΄, rep′rəmänd΄; ] also, for v. [, rep΄rə mand′, rep΄rəmänd′] n. [Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see RE & PRESS1] a severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in …   English World dictionary

  • reprimand — I n. 1) to administer, issue a reprimand (the judge issued a reprimand from the bench) 2) to receive a reprimand 3) a mild; severe, sharp, stem reprimand 4) an oral; written reprimand II v. (D; tr.) to reprimand for (to reprimand an employee for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reprimand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ gentle ▪ His gentle reprimand shamed her sufficiently. ▪ public ▪ verbal, written …   Collocations dictionary

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