rebuke

Part of speech: verb

To reprove sharply; reprimand.

Part of speech: noun

A sharp reproof.

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Usage examples "rebuke":

  1. Doubtless his absence was a silent rebuke to her. - "Antony Gray,--Gardener", Leslie Moore.
  2. One might have thought that it would have been impossible to avoid all touch of a rebuke. - "The Claverings", Anthony Trollope.
  3. I have no words to deny, no power to rebuke you- ask of me what you will! - "Antonina", Wilkie Collins.