Part of speech:
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
Rap is defined as to hit quickly and sharply, or to speak or chant lyrics to a song with a reoccurring beat.
A number, letter, or other mark that refers to the ability of something.
The act of reprehending; reproof or censure
A scolding; a dressing-down.
An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault
An expression of strong disapproval.
Blame or disapproval:
Reproof is an expression of disapproval.
The definition of a rap is a light knock, tapping sound or criticism, or a style of music where lyrics are spoken or chanted with reoccurring musical beats.
To mutter or mumble in discontent; complain in a surly or peevish manner
To grumble or sulk.
To trounce is to beat or to score a major victory.
The definition of lambaste is to beat, or to scold or berate by yelling.
To reason or plead in protest; present an objection.
Reprimand is defined as to severely or formally scold someone.
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example):
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To use harshly critical or irate language; rail.
To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
Reproach is defined as to blame or shame someone.
Rant is defined as to complain at length in an angry, loud voice.
To treat harshly or injuriously
To act inappropriately in the eyes of peers, to backstab, to verbally abuse.
To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
To excoriate is defined as to condemn, criticize thoroughly or express strong disapproval.
To act as a critic.
To punish, esp. by beating
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To flow noisily over rapids, falls, etc.
To consider responsible for a misdeed, failure, or undesirable outcome:
The definition of admonish means to let someone know that you are not happy with his or her actions or to scold a person.
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To declare in advance.
To speak in public on religious matters; give a sermon
To reprobate is defined as to send to hell, condemn or disapprove.
1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
Cavil means to disapprove for minor reasons.
To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To restrain from excess; subdue
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
To praise too much, untruly, or insincerely, as in order to win favor
Compliment means to give praise.
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
An official condemnation, reprimand, or expression of adverse criticism, usually by a legislative or other formal body, of the conduct of one of its members or of someone whose behavior it monitors.
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