Definitions for: Reprimand


[n] an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
[v] rebuke formally
[v] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic



Webster (1913) Definition: 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; reprehension, private or public.

Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her
treatment of him. --Macaulay.


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.

Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for
traveling into Egypt without his permission.
--Arbuthnot.

2. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a
sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.

Syn: To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame.
See Reprove.

Synonyms: bawl out, berate, censure, chew out, chew up, chide, criminate, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehension, reproof, reproof, reproval, scold, trounce

See Also: admonishment, admonition, animadvert, bawling out, berating, blowing up, brush down, castigate, castigation, chasten, chastening, chastise, chastisement, chewing out, chiding, correct, correction, criticise, criticism, criticize, dressing down, earful, going-over, lecture, monition, objurgate, objurgation, pick apart, reproach, riot act, scolding, speech, talking to, tell off, unfavorable judgment, upbraiding, what for

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