[ UK /ɹˈɛpɹɪmˌɑːnd/ ]
[ US /ˈɹɛpɹəˌmænd/ ]
VERB
  1. rebuke formally
  2. censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
NOUN
  1. an act or expression of criticism and censure
    he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
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How To Use reprimand In A Sentence

  • It has barely issued a reprimand or fine in years. Times, Sunday Times
  • These verbs mean to reprimand or criticize angrily or vehemently.
  • Plus, too many black children see school as a place where they're supposed to get reprimanded and putting black educators as main executioner; we're essentially fortifying centuries-old traditions of promoting blacks as overseer in the proverbial plantation. Jose Vilson: Why Black/Latino Male Teachers aren't as Effective in the Classroom... Yet
  • Fans get banned for life, players escape with a fine and a reprimand. The Sun
  • He could avoid expulsion and imprisonment if the full 435-member House decides to enforce censure, a reprimand or fines.
  • The company was fined 135,000 and given a formal reprimand. Times, Sunday Times
  • Although the female operatives were initially encouraged to work as they pleased, they were quickly reprimanded for talking too much.
  • Instead, Brown has treated us to a tortuous, Jesuitical argument so self-contradictory it merits its own reprimand.
  • Despite an immediate reprimand from Chamorro, Godoy's statements during the strike reportedly encouraged the formation of right-wing armed groups.
  • The only time that students in my class were reprimanded en masse for plagiarism, they had copied literatim large chunks of the introduction to the textbook used in class! WSJIDEBATE: Are Students Too Reliant on the Internet for Research?
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