What does reprimand mean?

Definitions for reprimandˈrɛp rəˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reprimand.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand(verb)

    an act or expression of criticism and censure

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

  2. reprimand, censure, criminate(verb)

    rebuke formally

  3. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    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"


  1. reprimand(Noun)

    A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.

  2. reprimand(Verb)

    To reprove in a formal or official way.

  3. Origin: From réprimande, from réprimer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reprimand(noun)

    severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public

  2. Reprimand(noun)

    to reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally

  3. Reprimand(noun)

    to reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded

  4. Origin: [F. rprimande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re- re + premere to press. See Press, and cf. Repress.]


  1. Reprimand

    A reprimand is a severe, formal or official reproof. Reprimanding takes in different forms in different legal systems depending on country or, in the United States, state. A reprimand may be issued by a government agency, an employer or a governing board.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reprimand

    rep′ri-mand, or -mand′, n. a severe reproof.—v.t. to chide: to reprove severely: to administer reproof publicly or officially. [O. Fr.,—L. reprimendumreprimĕre, repressum, to press back—re-, back, primĕre, to press.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprimand in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprimand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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