Reprimand - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreprɪmænd|  American pronunciation of the word reprimand
Brit.  |ˈrɛprɪmɑːnd|  British pronunciation of the word reprimand


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


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


...while reviewing the troops, the officer delivered a curt reprimand to one of the soldiers...

The soldiers were severely reprimanded.

...reprimanded the summer intern for her constant tardiness...

The judge issued a reprimand from the bench.

The military court reprimanded him for failing to do his duty.

The error cost me a reprimand, but nothing more serious than that.

a mild reprimand, not a stern one

The House voted to punish the senator with a formal reprimand.

...don't bother him; he's still in a snit after this morning's reprimand...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reprimand
he/she/it: reprimands
present participle: reprimanding
past tense: reprimanded
past participle: reprimanded
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