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upbraiding

[uhp-brey-ding] /ʌpˈbreɪ dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or words of a person who upbraids; severe reproof or censure:
an upbraiding from one's superiors.
adjective
2.
severely reproachful or reproving; censorious:
upbraiding remarks.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see upbraid, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
upbraidingly, adverb
self-upbraiding, noun
unupbraiding, adjective
unupbraidingly, adverb
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