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reprimand

rep·ri·mand

reprimand

 
pronunciation:
re pr maend
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong, usu. formal statement of disapproval; rebuke.
The police officer received a severe reprimand from his superior, but he wasn't suspended.
synonyms:
castigation, censure, chastisement, rebuke
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reprimanded, reprimanding, reprimands
definition: to express strong disapproval to, esp. formally; rebuke.
 
synonyms:
castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprehend, upbraid
similar words:
admonish, bawl out, berate, censure, chew out, chide, criticize, disapprove, lecture, lesson, objurgate, rate, reproach, reprove, scold, take to task, tongue-lash, warn
derivations: reprimandingly (adv.), reprimander (n.)