Synonyms of reprimand in English:


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1‘he was publicly reprimanded for his behaviour’


rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, remonstrate with, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, lecture, criticize, censure

British haul over the coals

informal tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist, send someone away with a flea in their ear, let someone have it, bawl out, give someone hell, come down on, blow up, pitch into, lay into, lace into, give someone a caning, put on the mat, slap down, blast, rag, keelhaul

British informal tick off, have a go at, carpet, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

North American informal chew out, ream out

Australian informal monster

British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

North American vulgar slang chew someone's ass, ream someone's ass

dated call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

rare reprehend, objurgate


praise, commend, compliment


1‘they received a severe reprimand from the Office of Fair Trading’


rebuke, reproof, admonishment, admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding, remonstration, upbraiding, castigation, lambasting, lecture, criticism, censure

informal telling-off, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, flea in one's ear, dressing-down, earful, roasting, tongue-lashing, bawling-out, caning, blast

British informal ticking off, carpeting, wigging, rollicking, rocket, row

NZ Australian informal serve

British vulgar slang bollocking

dated rating


praise, commendation