Noun


1. castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a severe scolding

Verb


1. reproach, upbraid, accuse, impeach, incriminate, criminate

usage: express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

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