[ UK /ʌpbɹˈe‍ɪdɪŋ/ ]
  1. a severe scolding
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How To Use upbraiding In A Sentence

  • But she was anxious by nature and was forever upbraiding colleagues (mostly me) for turning up late or for writing 250 words on a story when she had asked for 200.
  • It was the spring before the World Cup in Spain and a man from Madrid sitting behind him joined me in upbraiding him for his behaviour, but my father was having none of it.
  • See what a generous benefactor our Lord Jesus is, above all benefactors; he gives liberally, and is so far from upbraiding us with the frequency and largeness of his gifts that he rather upbraids us with the seldomness and straitness of our requests: "You have asked nothing in comparison of what you want, and what I have to give, and have promised to give. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)
  • Much to her credit, no amount of upbraiding or name-calling has moved her an iota.
  • Italian media have lionized Gregorio De Falco, the coast guard commander who can be heard upbraiding Mr. Schettino over the phone. Italy Probes Captain's Call With Boss
  • Above all the noise, Margaret could be heard upbraiding her husband - ‘It's your own fault, Ben, you should have picked one of mine!’
  • Anyway, the family values hate groups are apparently now going to run ads "upbraiding" Senators who didn't vote to limit debate on the Gay Bashing Constitutional Amendment last week (i.e., 07/23/2004
  • They glanced at each other in a kind of upbraiding fashion. A Little Girl in Old Salem
  • Elissa scolded him, calling him a coward, and upbraiding him for not showing backbone.
  • 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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