rebuke

[ri-byook]
verb (used with object), rebuked, rebuking.
1.
to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
noun
2.
sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English rebuken (v.) < Anglo-French rebuker (Old French rebuchier) to beat back, equivalent to re- re- + bucher to beat, strike < Germanic

rebukable, adjective
rebuker, noun
rebukingly, adverb
unrebukable, adjective
unrebuked, adjective


1. censure, upbraid, chide, admonish. See reproach. 2. reproach, remonstration, censure.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To rebuked
Collins
World English Dictionary
rebuke (rɪˈbjuːk)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to scold or reprimand (someone)
 
n
2.  a reprimand or scolding
 
[C14: from Old Norman French rebuker, from re- + Old French buchier to hack down, from busche log, of Germanic origin]
 
re'bukable
 
adj
 
re'buker
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

rebuke
early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. rebuker "to repel, beat back," O.Fr. rebuchier, from re- "back" + buschier "to strike, chop wood," from busche (Fr. bûche) "wood," from P.Gmc. *busk- (see bush). The noun is first attested early 15c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Rebuked by leaders from a number of religions, he later apologised.
Thence comes a new intellectual exaltation, to be again rebuked by some new
  exhibition of character.
She ignored his longing looks, and rebuked his confused attempts to single her
  out in a crowd.
His behavior is publicly reviled and rebuked by virtually the entire society.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;