rebuke


rebuke

verb (used with object), re·buked, re·buk·ing.

  1. to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.

noun

  1. sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.

verb

  1. (tr) to scold or reprimand (someone)

noun

  1. a reprimand or scolding
v.

early 14c., “to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold,” from Anglo-French rebuker “to repel, beat back,” Old French rebuchier, from re- “back” (see re-) + buschier “to strike, chop wood,” from busche (French bûche) “wood,” from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.

n.

early 15c., “a reproof, reprimand,” from rebuke (v.).

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