Rebuke



[ri-byook] /rɪˈbyuk/

verb (used with object), rebuked, rebuking.
1.
to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
noun
2.
sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.
/rɪˈbjuːk/
verb
1.
(transitive) to scold or reprimand (someone)
noun
2.
a reprimand or scolding
v.

early 14c., “to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold,” from Anglo-French rebuker “to repel, beat back,” Old French rebuchier, from re- “back” (see re-) + buschier “to strike, chop wood,” from busche (French bûche) “wood,” from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.
n.

early 15c., “a reproof, reprimand,” from rebuke (v.).

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