[ US /ˈəpˌbɹeɪd/ ]
[ UK /ʌpbɹˈe‍ɪd/ ]
  1. express criticism towards
    The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
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How To Use upbraid In A Sentence

  • In England those who cannot maintain this space are upbraided with “Keep your distance!” Bloodlust
  • ‘And shall I entitle the wretch to upbraid me with his generosity, and his pity; and perhaps to reproach me for having been capable of forgiving crimes of such a nature? Clarissa Harlowe
  • Elissa scolded him, calling him a coward, and upbraiding him for not showing backbone.
  • A gentleman upbraids his servant: is it true, he asks him, that you have had the audacity to spread around the idea that your master is stingy?
  • Its bright black eyes were alert and watching, ready to upbraid or condemn or love, same as any capable adult thing. WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
  • Mapuhi relieved his feelings by sending her reeling from a box on the ear; while Tefara and Nauri burst into tears and continued to upbraid him after the manner of women. THE HOUSE OF MAPUHI
  • She upbraids her mother and brother for caring more about ‘table-cloths and china’ than ‘her father, who was lying there in a sort of living death’.
  • The poor girl had not spirit sufficient to upbraid her friend; nor did it suit her now to acerbate an enemy. The Way We Live Now
  • The prime minister was upbraided for a governing style which made collective, cabinet responsibility almost impossible: ministers never saw key papers, relying instead on oral briefings.
  • Her mother was far more critical than her father, constantly upbraiding her youngest daughter for the intensity and sensitivity she showed.
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