Definitions for upbraidʌpˈbreɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•braid*ʌpˈbreɪd(v.t.)

  1. to find fault with or reproach severely; censure.

  2. (of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.

* Syn: See reprimand.

Origin of upbraid:

bef. 1000; ME; OE upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up -, braid

up•braid′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproach, upbraid(verb)

    express criticism towards

    "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. upbraid(Noun)

    The act of reproaching; contumely.

  2. upbraid(Verb)

    To criticize severely.

  3. upbraid(Verb)

    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.

  4. upbraid(Verb)

    To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.

  5. upbraid(Verb)

    To treat with contempt.

  6. upbraid(Verb)

    To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.

  7. upbraid(Verb)

    To utter upbraidings.

  8. upbraid(Verb)

    To rise on the stomach; vomit; retch.

  9. Origin: upbreiden, from upp + bregdan; bregða. See up, and braid .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upbraid(verb)

    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

  2. Upbraid(verb)

    to reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide

  3. Upbraid(verb)

    to treat with contempt

  4. Upbraid(verb)

    to object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person

  5. Upbraid(verb)

    to utter upbraidings

  6. Upbraid(noun)

    the act of reproaching; contumely

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