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objurgate

ob·jur·gate

objurgate

 
pronunciation:
ab jr geIt [or] b juhr geIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: objurgated, objurgates, objurgating
definition: to criticize sharply; rebuke vehemently; berate.
The defense lawyer was objurgated by strangers on the street for helping a murderer walk free.
synonyms:
bawl out, berate, blame, castigate, chastise, fulminate, upbraid, vituperate
similar words:
censure, chide, lambaste, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold
derivations: objurgatory (adj.), objurgation (n.), objurgator (n.)