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Synonyms for rebuke
rɪˈbyukre·buke

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rebuke

    Synonyms:
    reprove, chide, rebuff, reprimand, censure

    Antonyms:
    approve, encourage, eulogize, applaud, incite

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rebukenoun

    Synonyms:
    reproof, censure, chastisement, punishment

  2. rebukeverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "rebuke":

    reprimand, reproach

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How to use rebuke in a sentence?

  1. Jon Tester:

    Early on in the speech, Trump delivered a sweeping rebuke of Jon Tester, arguing that while the senator tells Montana voters that he stands with The President on certain issues, he doesn't when it matters. Trump excoriated Tester for voting against the Republican health care plan, the Trump-back tax cuts, strict immigration laws and Neil Gorsuch, his first pick for the Supreme Court.RELATED : Tester touts Trump ties ahead of presidential push to oust him.

  2. Rand Paul:

    We shouldn't question the President's faith, and I think that's kind of crazy. And if someone does, we should, I think, rebuke that.

  3. President Obama:

    What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.

  4. Paul Begala:

    The Salem witch trials gave more due process to the accused, Donald Trump absurdly claimed, though Donald Trump refused to participate in the impeachment process after The Democrats invited The Democrats to do so. The claim drew an exasperated rebuke from the mayor of Salem, who noted that the 1692 trials targeted' powerless, innocent victims' -- women who died horrific deaths.

  5. Lauren McLean:

    The antisemitic messages contained in the graffiti found along the Greenbelt put a literal and figurative stain on Boise Parks and Recreation workers community. This will not be tolerated, hate speech is reprehensible. It is not who( Boise Parks and Recreation workers) are as a city and is not part of Boise Parks and Recreation workers shared values. I invite all good people of Boise to stand with me, as I stand with Boise Parks and Recreation workers Jewish neighbors, to rebuke this hate.


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  • توبيخArabic
  • esbronc, reprensió, esbroncada, reganyar, reprendre, esbroncarCatalan, Valencian
  • vyčítat, výčitkaCzech
  • schelten, schimpfen, ausschimpfen, tadeln, TadelGerman
  • αποπαίρνω, επίπληξη, μομφήGreek
  • riproĉoEsperanto
  • reprobación, retar, reproche, reprensión, reprobar, regañar, reprochar, reprender, regañoSpanish
  • انتقاد تندPersian
  • moite, haukkua, sättiä, moittiaFinnish
  • reproche, reprocher, reprendre, désapprouver, gronder, réprimande, réprimanderFrench
  • spreagadh, spreagIrish
  • achmhasan, cronaich, càin, troidScottish Gaelic
  • menegurIndonesian
  • richiamo, rimbrotto, ammonire, rimbrottare, reprimenda, rimprovero, esprimere il proprio disappunto, richiamare, rimproverare, ammonimento, disappunto, riprendereItalian
  • נזיפהHebrew
  • 叱る, 叱責Japanese
  • ლანძღვა, საყვედური, საყვედურობსGeorgian
  • increpationemLatin
  • ဆူBurmese
  • verwijten, berispen, berisping, verwijtDutch
  • bestrideNorwegian
  • zbesztanie, skarcić, besztaćPolish
  • criticar, censurar, repreender, censura, repreensão, críticaPortuguese
  • mustra, certaRomanian
  • отчитывать, упрёк, упрекнуть, делать выговор, упрекать, укор, ругать, отчитать, выговор, бранитьRussian
  • கண்டனம்Tamil
  • చీవాట్లుTelugu
  • ด่าThai
  • azarlamaTurkish
  • khiển tráchVietnamese
  • 訓斥Chinese

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