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1. rebuke

verb. ['riːˈbjuːk, rɪˈbjuːk'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • dress up
  • flatter
  • miss
  • pressurize

Etymology

  • rebuken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rebuker (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Rebuke

  • produc
  • dubuque
  • farouk
  • baruch
  • stueck
  • steuck
  • spook
  • puke
  • glueck
  • fluke
  • dziuk
  • brueck
  • wouk
  • tuk
  • souk
  • nuke
  • muecke
  • luque
  • luke
  • luick
  • luecke
  • luc
  • louque
  • leuck
  • kueck
  • kook
  • juke
  • hoock
  • fuke
  • duque

How do you pronounce rebuke?

Pronounce rebuke as rɪˈbjuk.

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Sentences with rebuke


1. Verb, base form
Jesus goes on to rebuke the Pharisees, calling them “hypocrites."

Quotes about rebuke


1. Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after hisrequest, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.
- Hazrat Ali ibn Abu-Talib

2. rebuke

noun. ['riːˈbjuːk, rɪˈbjuːk'] an act or expression of criticism and censure.

Synonyms

  • admonishment
  • castigation
  • bawling out
  • lecture
  • blowing up
  • criticism
  • reproof
  • berating
  • reproval
  • tongue-lashing
  • correction
  • chewing out
  • chiding
  • earful
  • admonition
  • unfavorable judgment
  • going-over
  • scolding
  • upbraiding
  • dressing down
  • objurgation
  • riot act
  • speech
  • chastisement
  • what for
  • reproach
  • monition
  • chastening
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress
  • undress

Etymology

  • rebuken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rebuker (Anglo-Norman)
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