upbraid


upbraid
index blame, castigate, cavil, censure, complain (criticize), condemn (blame), criticize (find fault with), denounce (condemn), disapprove (condemn), fault, harass, impeach, lash (attack verbally), rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach

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  • Upbraid — Up*braid ([u^]p*br[=a]d ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Upbraided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Upbraiding}.] [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upbraid — Up*braid , n. The act of reproaching; contumely. [Obs.] Foul upbraid. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upbraid — Up*braid , v. i. To utter upbraidings. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upbraid — O.E. upbregdan bring forth as a ground for censure, from up up + bregdan move quickly, intertwine (see BRAID (Cf. braid)). Cf. M.Swed. upbrygdha. Meaning scold is first attested late 13c …   Etymology dictionary

  • upbraid — *scold, rate, berate, tongue lash, revile, vituperate, jaw, bawl, chew out, wig, rail Analogous words: reprehend, reprobate, blame, censure, denounce (see CRITICIZE): reproach, reprimand, rebuke, *reprove …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • upbraid — [v] scold admonish, berate, blame, castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, chew out*, chide, criticize, give a talking to*, jump on*, lay down the law*, lecture, light into*, put down, rake over the coals*, ream, reprimand, reproach, take to task* …   New thesaurus

  • upbraid — ► VERB ▪ scold or reproach. ORIGIN Old English, «allege as a basis for censure», from BRAID(Cf. ↑braid) in the obsolete sense brandish …   English terms dictionary

  • upbraid — [up brād′] vt. [ME upbreiden < OE upbregdan < up ,UP + bregdan, to pull: see BRAID] to rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply SYN. SCOLD …   English World dictionary

  • upbraid — v. (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) * * * [ʌp breɪd] (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • upbraid — UK [ʌpˈbreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms upbraid : present tense I/you/we/they upbraid he/she/it upbraids present participle upbraiding past tense upbraided past participle upbraided formal to criticize someone very severely …   English dictionary