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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 of upbraiding
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see upbraid, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
upbraidingly, adverb
self-upbraiding, noun
unupbraiding, adjective
unupbraidingly, adverb

upbraid

[uhp-breyd] /ʌpˈbreɪd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure:
The military tribunal upbraided the soldier for his cowardice.
2.
(of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
verb (used without object)
3.
Archaic. to utter reproaches.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up-, braid
Related forms
upbraider, noun
unupbraided, adjective
Synonyms
1. reprove, blame. See reprimand.
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  • Her eyes were averted, and she withdrew her hand quietly but gently, as not upbraiding him.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • I was streaming with perspiration and upbraiding him for assaulting a cripple.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The friends around the bed then joined the parents in upbraiding him as having no pity on the poor infant's soul!

  • The bear, far from upbraiding him for driving it from its home, had pity, and no fear at all.

    The Eyes of the Woods Joseph A. Altsheler
  • And thus he left me, upbraiding myself that I should have mentioned money.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • He paused, and to assure her it was not she he was upbraiding, smiled cheerfully.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • The father joined in the upbraiding, the disowning of an undutiful daughter.

    Immortal Memories Clement Shorter
  • I wrote to her upbraiding her for her precipitation, and imploring a final interview.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • Had Dickies courage failed him, had he taken to the woods, or was he upbraiding her of the gatepost for the sin of conceit?

British Dictionary definitions for upbraiding

upbraid

/ʌpˈbreɪd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to reprove or reproach angrily
2.
to find fault with
Derived Forms
upbraider, noun
upbraiding, noun
upbraidingly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid
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Word Origin and History for upbraiding

upbraid

v.

Old English upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up "up" + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid (v.)). Cf. Middle Swedish upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c. Related: Upbraided; upbraiding.

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