Synonyms for rebuke

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ri-byook
Phonetic Transcription : rɪˈbyuk

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Définition of rebuke

Origin :
  • early 14c., "to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold," from Anglo-French rebuker "to repel, beat back," Old French rebuchier, from re- "back" (see re-) + buschier "to strike, chop wood," from busche (French bûche) "wood," from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.
  • noun reprimand; harsh criticism
  • verb reprimand; criticize harshly
Example sentences :
  • Then, he bethought himself of a subtle form of rebuke by emphasizing his generosity.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • They darted from Garson to the other three men, and back again in rebuke.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Aggie sniffed vehemently in rebuke of the gross partiality of fate in his behalf.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
  • Extract from : « An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism » by Joseph Stump
  • Times before had he said them before Phoebe Hart, and she had passed them by with no rebuke.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • Not a hand was lifted up in accusation—not a voice was raised in rebuke or joy.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I would fain vindicate the marriage relation from this rebuke.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
  • I echoed, wishing to rebuke this violence of epithet, but she would have none of me.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Truth to tell he realized that he merited a rebuke for his lack of observation.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields » by Lieut. Howard Payson
  • But Gaspare evaded the answer, and substituted something that was almost a rebuke.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens

Antonyms for rebuke

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