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Synonyms for rebuke
rɪˈbyukre·buke

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebuke

    Blame, censure, and disapproval may either be felt or uttered; comment, criticism, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, and reproof are always expressed. The same is true of admonition and animadversion. Comment and criticism may be favorable as well as censorious; they imply no superiority or authority on the part of him who utters them; nor do reflection or reprehension, which are simply turning the mind back upon what is disapproved. Reprehension is supposed to be calm and just, and with good intent; it is therefore a serious matter, however mild, and is capable of great force, as expressed in the phrase severe reprehension. Reflection is often from mere ill feeling, and is likely to be more personal and less impartial than reprehension; we often speak of unkind or unjust reflections. Rebuke, literally a stopping of the mouth, is administered to a forward or hasty person; reproof is administered to one intentionally or deliberately wrong; both words imply authority in the reprover, and direct expression of disapproval to the face of the person rebuked or reproved. Reprimand is official censure formally administered by a superior to one under his command. Animadversion is censure of a high, authoritative, and somewhat formal kind. Rebuke may be given at the outset, or in the midst of an action; animadversion, reflection, reprehension, reproof, always follow the act; admonition is anticipatory, and meant to be preventive. Check is allied to rebuke, and given before or during action; chiding is nearer to reproof, but with more of personal bitterness and less of authority. Compare CONDEMN; REPROVE.

    Synonyms:
    admonition, animadversion, blame, censure, check, chiding, comment, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, disapproval, objurgation, reflection, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reproof, reproval, upbraiding

    Antonyms:
    applause, approbation, approval, commendation, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, praise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rebuke

    Synonyms:
    reprove, chide, rebuff, reprimand, censure

    Antonyms:
    approve, encourage, eulogize, applaud, incite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandverb

    an act or expression of criticism and censure

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

    Synonyms:
    reproval, reprehension, reprimand, reproof

  2. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    manducate, get at, reproof, censure, chide, bait, rile, lash, dun, cod, razz, chit-chat, crucify, grouch, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, devil, gossip, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, criminate, chew out, yap away, beat, arouse, cane, trounce, tease, taunt, bring up, slash, berate, lecture, raise, conjure, nark, natter, grumble, rag, crush, confab, rattle on, torment, ride, chew up, irritate, tantalize, underdress, strap, chew, rally, claver, flog, remonstrate, chat, vanquish, yack, chitchat, whip, confabulate, call forth, jaw, talk, invoke, nettle, vex, call down, evoke, lambast, yack away, bother, gravel, shoot the breeze, stir, take to task, chaffer, welt, lather, bawl out, point out, dress down, visit, call on the carpet, twit, masticate, chatter, beat out, have words, chew the fat, chafe, scold, shell, conjure up, put forward

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rebukeverb

    Synonyms:
    censure (somewhat passionately), REPROVE, reprimand, chide, reprehend, admonish, blame, upbraid, lecture, scold, scold at, find fault with, BLOW UP

  2. rebukenoun

    Synonyms:
    censure (given impulsively), reprimand, remonstrance, expostulation, REPROOF, reproval, reprehension, animadversion, blame, reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rebukenoun

    Synonyms:
    reproof, censure, chastisement, punishment

  2. rebukeverb

    Synonyms:
    reprove, upbraid, censure, reprehend, chide, admonish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rebuke":

    reprimand, reproach

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How to use rebuke in a sentence?

  1. Saenuri Party:

    Saenuri Party humbly accepts the result of the election, we failed to read the people's mind when the people were full of disappointment and rebuke.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    On Monday, a federal district court judge appointed by Obama made a ruling opposing, and essentially saying, calling illegal EPA regulations on fracking. The rebuke was a rather strong one. It was almost as if the judge was instructing a middle school class on the constitution, [The president is] a recidivist on this issue, and he needed to be slapped down again.

  3. Joe Biden:

    It would be a rebuke of their bad policies, the lack of prosecution that goes on from Kamala's friend Kim Foxx in the state's attorney office – those are the things that are a part of the reason why this crime runs rampant and they cannot speak on it without rebuking themselves.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    I noticed recently where Democrats, Nancy Pelosi as an example, are trying to defend MS-13 gang members, i called them animals the other day and I was met with rebuke. They said ‘they’re people.’.

  5. Aeschylus:

    It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. motivational quotes


Translations for rebuke

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  • توبيخArabic
  • reprendre, reganyar, esbroncar, esbroncada, reprensió, esbroncCatalan, Valencian
  • vyčítat, výčitkaCzech
  • schimpfen, schelten, tadeln, ausschimpfen, TadelGerman
  • αποπαίρνω, μομφή, επίπληξηGreek
  • riproĉoEsperanto
  • retar, reprobar, reproche, reprensión, regañar, regaño, reprender, reprobación, reprocharSpanish
  • انتقاد تندPersian
  • moite, sättiä, moittia, haukkuaFinnish
  • réprimander, réprimande, reproche, reprendre, reprocher, désapprouver, gronderFrench
  • spreag, spreagadhIrish
  • cronaich, achmhasan, troid, càinScottish Gaelic
  • menegurIndonesian
  • rimbrotto, rimbrottare, reprimenda, ammonire, esprimere il proprio disappunto, rimproverare, riprendere, richiamare, rimprovero, ammonimento, disappunto, richiamoItalian
  • נזיפהHebrew
  • 叱責, 叱るJapanese
  • ლანძღვა, საყვედურობს, საყვედურიGeorgian
  • increpationemLatin
  • ဆူBurmese
  • verwijt, verwijten, berispen, berispingDutch
  • bestrideNorwegian
  • besztać, zbesztanie, skarcićPolish
  • repreender, crítica, censurar, criticar, censura, repreensãoPortuguese
  • certa, mustraRomanian
  • отчитать, укор, выговор, упрекать, бранить, упрёк, ругать, отчитывать, делать выговор, упрекнутьRussian
  • கண்டனம்Tamil
  • చీవాట్లుTelugu
  • ด่าThai
  • azarlamaTurkish
  • 訓斥Chinese

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