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Meaning of REPRIMAND

Pronunciation:  'repree`mând

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
  2. [v]  rebuke formally
  3. [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

REPRIMAND is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
    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}.