Rep·ri·mand n. Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.
Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him. --Macaulay.
Rep·ri·mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reprimanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Reprimanding.]
1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.
Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for traveling into Egypt without his permission. --Arbuthnot.
2. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.
Syn: -- To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame. See Reprove.
n : an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke,
reproof, reproval, reprehension]
v 1: rebuke formally [syn: censure, criminate]
2: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the
Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for
bringing cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, jaw, dress down,
call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate,
chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]