Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rebuke

1 sense of rebuke

Sense 1
rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand -- (an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face")
       => criticism, unfavorable judgment -- (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rebuke

1 sense of rebuke

Sense 1
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, lambast -- (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")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

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