Complete Definition of "rebuke"

English

Etymology
From Old French rebuchier, “to repulse”. Of doubtful origin, maybe connected with French bouche, “mouth”.

Pronunciation
IPA|/riˈbjuːk/
audio|en-us-rebuke.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A harsh criticism.

#*Lord Lundy Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career. Hillair Belloc.
:...Or if his father Lord Dunquerque
:Said “Hi!” in a Commanding Tone,
:“Hi, Lundy! leave the cat alone!”
:Lord Lundy, letting go its tail,
:Would raise so terrible a wail
:As moved his grandpapa the Duke
:To utter the severe rebuke:
:“When I, sir! was a little boy,
:An animal was not a toy!”

Translations

Finnish: moite
mid
German: Tadel m

Verb
en-verb|rebuk|ing

  1. To criticise harshly; to reprove.

Translations

Finnish: moittia, torua
French: réprimer
mid
German: tadeln
Portuguese: repreensão

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