|1.||[ verb ] censure severely or angrily|
|Synonyms:||scold chide berate lecture lambaste trounce lambast call_down bawl_out reprimand rag remonstrate chew_out jaw chew_up have_words dress_down call_on_the_carpet reproof check|
"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
|Related terms:||criticize chastize tell_off lecture chiding|
|2.||[ noun ] an act or expression of criticism and censure|
|Synonyms:||reproof reprimand reprehension reproval|
"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
|Related terms:||criticism reproach castigation lecture correction what_for riot_act berating chiding admonition admonish|