Synonyms of dressing down


1. castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a severe scolding


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"

2. dress down, underdress, dress, get dressed

usage: dress informally and casually; "On Fridays, employees can underdress"

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