reprimand


reprimand
I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chiding, condemnation, correction, criticism, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, displeasure, dispraise, dressing down, exception, exprobration, improbation, increpation, jobation, lecture, objection, objurgation, rating, rebuke, remonstrance, reprehensio, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, revilement, scolding, sermon, sharp censure, sharp words, stricture, trimming, upbraiding, vituperatio, warning associated concepts: reprimand issued by the grievance committee of the bar association II verb accuse, admonish, animadvert on, asperse, berate, blame, call to account, call to task, castigate, censure formally, chastise, chide, condemn, correct, criminate, decry, denounce, deprecate, disapprove, discommend, disparage, dispraise, dress down, execrate, exprobrate, find fault, flay, fulminate against, impeach, impugn, inveigh against, lash, lecture, objurgate, rail at, rant, rebuke, recriminate, remonstrate, reprehend, reprehendere, reproach, reprobate, reprove, revile, run down, scold, thunder against, trounce, upbraid, vilify, vilipend, vituperare, vituperate, warn associated concepts: reprimand by the grievance committee III index admonish (warn), admonition, bad repute, blame, castigate, censure, complain (criticize), condemn (punish), condemnation (blame), criticism, criticize (find fault with), denounce (condemn), denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapprove (condemn), discipline (punishment), disparagement, fault, impeach, impeachment, lash (attack verbally), objurgation, outcry, penalize, punish, punishment, rebuff, rebuke, remonstrance, reprehend, reproach (noun), reproach (verb)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reprimand
n.
An official rebuke; formal censure of a person administered by his or her superior or by an organization.
v.
reprimand

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  • reprimand — rep‧ri‧mand [ˈreprmɑːnd ǁ mænd] noun [countable] an occasion when someone is officially told that they have done something very wrong: • He is likely to receive some kind of reprimand for trying to influence the regulators unfairly. reprimand… …   Financial and business terms

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand (r?p r? m?nd), n. [F. r[ e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re re + premere to press. See {Press}, and cf. {Repress}.] Severe or formal reproof;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprimanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprimanding}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]primander. See {Reprimand}, n.] 1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally. [1913 Webster] Germanicus was severely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprimand — [n] oral punishment admonishment, admonition, bawling out*, blame, calling down*, castigation, censure, chiding, comeuppance, dressing down*, going over*, grooming, hard time*, lecture, piece of one’s mind*, ragging*, rap*, rebuke, reprehension,… …   New thesaurus

  • reprimand — ► NOUN ▪ a formal expression of disapproval; a rebuke. ► VERB ▪ address a reprimand to. ORIGIN French réprimande, from Latin reprimere press back, check …   English terms dictionary

  • reprimand — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. réprimande, from M.Fr. reprimende reproof, from L. reprimenda that is to be repressed (as in reprimenda culpa fault to be checked ), fem. sing. of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere reprove (see REPRESS (Cf. repress)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprimand — vb *reprove, rebuke, reproach, admonish, chide Analogous words: upbraid, rate, berate, *scold: censure, denounce, blame, reprehend, reprobate, *criticize …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reprimand — [rep′rə mand΄, rep′rəmänd΄; ] also, for v. [, rep΄rə mand′, rep΄rəmänd′] n. [Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see RE & PRESS1] a severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in …   English World dictionary

  • reprimand — I n. 1) to administer, issue a reprimand (the judge issued a reprimand from the bench) 2) to receive a reprimand 3) a mild; severe, sharp, stem reprimand 4) an oral; written reprimand II v. (D; tr.) to reprimand for (to reprimand an employee for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reprimand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ gentle ▪ His gentle reprimand shamed her sufficiently. ▪ public ▪ verbal, written …   Collocations dictionary


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