severe reprimand

severe reprimand
strong rebuke, harsh scolding

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • reprimand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ gentle ▪ His gentle reprimand shamed her sufficiently. ▪ public ▪ verbal, written …   Collocations dictionary

  • reprimand — rep|ri|mand [ˈreprıma:nd US mænd] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: réprimande, from Latin, from reprimere; REPRESS] to tell someone officially that something they have done is very wrong →↑scold, tell off ↑tell off reprimand sb for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reprimand — [[t]re̱prɪmɑːnd, mæ̱nd[/t]] reprimands, reprimanding, reprimanded VERB If someone is reprimanded, they are spoken to angrily or seriously for doing something wrong, usually by a person in authority. [FORMAL] [be V ed for ing/n] He was reprimanded …   English dictionary

  • severe — [[t]sɪvɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ severer, severest 1) ADJ GRADED You use severe to indicate that something bad or undesirable is great or intense. ...a business with severe cash flow problems... I suffered from severe bouts of depression... Steve passed out …   English dictionary

  • reprimand — 1. verb was it really necessary to reprimand him in public? Syn: rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, berate, take to task, lambaste, give someone a piece of one s mind, rake/haul over the coals, lecture,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • reprimand — 1. verb he was publicly reprimanded Syn: rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish; informal tell off; Brit.; informal tick off; N.Amer.; informal chew out Ant: praise, pardon 2. noun a severe reprimand Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Reprimand — Rep ri*mand (r?p r? m?nd), n. [F. r[ e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re re + premere to press. See {Press}, and cf. {Repress}.] Severe or formal reproof;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprimand — [rep′rə mand΄, rep′rəmänd΄; ] also, for v. [, rep΄rə mand′, rep΄rəmänd′] n. [Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see RE & PRESS1] a severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in …   English World dictionary

  • reprimand — I n. 1) to administer, issue a reprimand (the judge issued a reprimand from the bench) 2) to receive a reprimand 3) a mild; severe, sharp, stem reprimand 4) an oral; written reprimand II v. (D; tr.) to reprimand for (to reprimand an employee for… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Reprimand — A reprimand is a severe, formal or official reproof. Reprimanding takes in different forms in different legal systems, such as in UK law and American law. UK In the UK, anybody between the ages of 10 and 18 years can receive a reprimand. It is a… …   Wikipedia

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