- (obsolete) The act of reproaching; contumely. "Foul " - Spenser
- To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
Etymology: Old English upbreiden; Anglo-Saxon upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred; Icelandic bregía to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See Up, and Braid (transitive)
- And upbraided them with their unbelief. - Mark 16:14
- To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
- Then began he to the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. - Matthew 11:20
- How much doth thy kindness my wickedness! - Sir P. Sidney (rfdate)
- (obsolete) To treat with contempt.
- (obsolete) To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.
- (intransitive) To utter upbraidings.
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