Pronunciation of Rebuke
/ɹɪbjˈuːk/, /ɹɪbjˈuːk/, /ɹ_ɪ_b_j_ˈuː_k/
Antonyms for rebuke:
Synonyms for rebuke:
scapegoat, nag, get after, dog, chasten, parry, target, slag off, pick on, rubbish, badmouth, fuss at, admonishment, criticize, derogate, snipe, weigh into, stigmatize, pin on, tax with, get down on, satirize, beat up, denigrate, deride, sling off, kiss off, sniff, go on at, knock, boo, nitpick, second-guess, talk to, pitch into, talk down, scolding, slap down, speak to, bark at.
Other synonyms and related words:
get at, chitchat, jaw, chat, crush, hammer, parry, berate, rap, stricture, kiss off, cane, gravel, beat, disapproval, frustrate, baste, lecture, chastise, evoke, visit, animadversion, annoy, reproval, correct, ride, criticize, confab, COD, scolding, raise, knock, grumble, manducate, flog, whip, dun, point out, call, reflection, objurgate, tantalise, nitpick, vanquish, chasten, excoriation, trounce, rubbish, razz, talk, denunciation, slash, stir, yack away, tongue-lashing, reproof, rile, denigrate, dog, dress, bawl out, fault, vex, chew up, derogate, reprehend, flay, have words, castigate, chew, conjure, bedevil, dress down, shell, nark, tease, chew out, call down, taunt, chatter, arouse, criticism, Keelhaul, speak to, lambaste, tantalize, irritate, lather, sniff, judge, tongue-lash, objurgation, invoke, nettle, boo, snipe, rally, natter, beat out, underdress, masticate, denounce, lambast, chaffer, chafe, upbraid, bait, criminate, strap, admonition, confabulate, warn, admonishment, scold, rebuff, claver, lash, crucify, commination, admonish, grouch, yack, remonstrance, deride, yap away, twit, bother, condemnation, call on the carpet, reprimand, rag, welt, get to, gossip, chide, torment, reprove, upbraiding, remonstrate, reprehension, chiding, rattle on.
Sense 1 (noun)
reprimand; harsh criticism (noun)
rebuff, reproof, blame, upbraiding, condemnation, tongue-lashing, reproval, reproach, rap, chiding, objurgation, reprehension, scolding, admonition, lecture, remonstrance, censure, disapproval, admonishment.
reprimand; criticize harshly (verb)
Usage examples for rebuke:
- After dinner he approached the countess, was introduced to her by a mutual acquaintance, and expressed his ardent thanks, in the name of all Germans, for the bold rebuke she had administered to the Frenchman. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- There could be no more effective rebuke than for the Churches of the English- speaking nations to say to their fellow Christians of Korea, We are standing by you. - "Korea's Fight for Freedom", F.A. McKenzie.
- His rebuke was even quicker than his compliment, as many had reason to know. - "Darrel of the Blessed Isles", Irving Bacheller.