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Verb (transitive)


Verb upbraid has 1 sense


upbraidv. i. [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See Up, and Braid, v. t.].
  •  To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.  [1913 Webster]
    "And upbraided them with their unbelief."  [1913 Webster]
    "Vet do not
    Upbraid us our distress.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.  [1913 Webster]
    "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done."  [1913 Webster]
    "How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!"  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat with contempt.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To reproach; blame; censure; condemn.
upbraidv. i. 
     To utter upbraidings.  Pope.  [1913 Webster]
     The act of reproaching; contumely.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]


upbraid, v.tr. (often foll. by with, for) chide or reproach (a person).

upbraiding n.
OE upbredan (as UP-, bredan = bregdan BRAID in obs. sense 'brandish')



admonish, bawl out, berate, bring to book, call to account, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, chide, correct, dress down, give a dressing-down, have words with, lash, lecture, objurgate, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, revile, scold, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, tell off, tick off, tongue-lash, vituperate




VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.

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