Rebuke - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈbjuːk|  American pronunciation of the word rebuke
Brit.  |rɪˈbjuːk|  British pronunciation of the word rebuke


- an act or expression of criticism and censure(syn: reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval)


- censure severely or angrily (syn: berate, chide, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, trounce)


...the father was forced to rebuke his son for the spendthrift ways he had adopted since arriving at college...

...strongly rebuked the girl for playing with matches...

...delivered a stinging rebuke to the Congress, calling for an end to backstabbing and arguing...

I could hear the director rebuking Jim for being late.

Members of the jury were sharply rebuked for speaking to the press.

I was rebuked by my manager for being late.

He received a stern rebuke from the manager.

he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

Lord Talbot was not much balked with this rebuke.

...the general's imprudent remarks drew on a public rebuke by the secretary of defense...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rebuke
he/she/it: rebukes
present participle: rebuking
past tense: rebuked
past participle: rebuked
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