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Rebuke vs. Reprimand

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  • Rebuke (noun)

    A harsh criticism.

  • Rebuke (verb)

    To criticise harshly; to reprove.

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  • Reprimand (noun)

    A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.

  • Reprimand (verb)

    To reprove in a formal or official way.

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  • Rebuke

    To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.

  • Rebuke (noun)

    A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.

  • Rebuke (noun)

    Check; rebuff.

  • Reprimand (noun)

    Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.

  • Reprimand

    To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.

  • Reprimand

    To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Rebuke (noun)

    an act or expression of criticism and censure;

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

  • Rebuke (verb)

    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"

  • Reprimand (noun)

    an act or expression of criticism and censure;

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

  • Reprimand (verb)

    rebuke formally

  • Reprimand (verb)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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