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Synonyms of berating

Noun


1. berating, blowing up, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"

Verb


1. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: 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"

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