Meaning of rebuke

re•buke

Pronunciation: (ri-byk'), [key]
— v., n. -buked, -buk•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
—n.
  1. sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.
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