rebuked, past participle; rebuked, past tense; rebuking, present participle; rebukes, 3rd person singular present;
Express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions
she had rebuked him for drinking too much
the judge publicly rebuked the jury
An expression of sharp disapproval or criticism
he hadn't meant it as a rebuke, but Neil flinched
an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
call on the carpet: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. (Google Books) It is the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition. ...
A harsh criticism; To criticise harshly; to reprove
An expression of disapproval or reprimand. "Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him" (Luke 17:3).
(v.) to scold, criticize (When the cops showed up at Sarah’s party, they rebuked her for disturbing the peace.)
to blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand.
v: to criticize sharply, reprimand; to turn back or keep down, check n: an expression of strong disapproval
To chastise, criticize or reprove sharply; reprimand. To chew somebody out.