Part of speech:
a severe scolding
a severe scolding
A sound scolding
Decry is defined as to speak out against, or to announce as worthless.
To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
To brand is to mark property or livestock with a heated stamp.
To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
The definition of impeach is to charge someone in an official position with misconduct, or to question whether something is valid or proper.
To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute
The definition of assail is to physically or verbally attack someone.
To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
To find fault with (for something)
Censure is defined as to criticize or judge in a harsh manner.
To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
(Archaic) To pray against.
Flout is defined as to openly show hatred or disregard toward someone or something.
To swear at by saying “damn”
Hiss is defined as to make the sound of a snake or a long s.
The definition of excoriate is to chafe, abrade or wear off the skin.
To indicate or mark the errors in:
To revile is to criticize in an abusive or hostile way, or to spread negative information about.
To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
To punish, as for wrongdoing.
To castigate is to criticize or punish someone severely.
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To inform or remind, by way of a warning
To deliver a lecture or series of lectures.
To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
The definition of condemn is to state that someone or something is wrong or evil or to sentence to punishment.
To speak abusively to or about; berate; revile
To beat soundly; thrash
To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
Rap is defined as to hit quickly and sharply, or to speak or chant lyrics to a song with a reoccurring beat.
To praise; commend
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
Find another word for upbraiding. In this page you can discover 47 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for upbraiding, like: castigation, earful, bawling-out, chewing-out, going-over, dressing-down, reproaching, decrying, raking, calumniating and branding.