What does rebuke mean?

Definitions for rebuke
rɪˈbyukre·buke

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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. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. rebuke(Noun)

    A harsh criticism.

    Etymology: From rebuken, from rebuker, from re- + *, buchier, buschier, from busche, from buska, of origin, from Old , , from buskaz. More at re-, bush.

  2. rebuke(Verb)

    To criticise harshly; to reprove.

    Etymology: From rebuken, from rebuker, from re- + *, buchier, buschier, from busche, from buska, of origin, from Old , , from buskaz. More at re-, bush.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rebuke(verb)

    to check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish

  2. Rebuke(noun)

    a direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment

  3. Rebuke(noun)

    check; rebuff

Freebase

  1. Rebuke

    In English law and the canon law of the Church of England, a rebuke is a censure on a member of the clergy. It is the least severe censure available against clergy of the Church of England, less severe than a monition. A rebuke can be given in person by a bishop or by an ecclesiastical court.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rebuke

    rē-būk′, v.t. to check with reproof: to chide or reprove: (B.) to chasten.—n. direct reproof: reprimand: reprobation: (B.) chastisement: a severe check.—adjs. Rebūk′able; Rebuke′ful.—adv. Rebuke′fully.—n. Rebūk′er.—adv. Rebūk′ingly. [O. Fr. rebouquer (Fr. reboucher), from re-, back, bouque (Fr. bouche), the mouth—L. bucca, the cheek.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuke in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rebuke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rebuke in a Sentence

  1. David Maris:

    However, given how public the previous rebuke was, we think this [ will ] enflame the debate around drug pricing.

  2. The President:

    We've been waiting for today's decision and it is a sharp rebuke to Sheriff Arpaio's challenge to the executive actions on deportations, all eyes are now on the Fifth circuit and we are hoping that they too, do the right thing and dismiss the meritless case.

  3. Saenuri Party:

    Saenuri Party humbly accepts the result of the election, we failed to read the people's mind when the people were full of disappointment and rebuke.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I won almost 14 million votes, which is by far more votes than any candidate in the history of the Republican primaries, i have tremendous support and get the biggest crowds by far and any such move would not only be totally illegal but also a rebuke of the millions of people who feel so strongly about what I am saying.

  5. Paul Begala:

    The Salem witch trials gave more due process to the accused, Donald Trump absurdly claimed, though Donald Trump refused to participate in the impeachment process after The Democrats invited The Democrats to do so. The claim drew an exasperated rebuke from the mayor of Salem, who noted that the 1692 trials targeted' powerless, innocent victims' -- women who died horrific deaths.

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  • توبيخArabic
  • esbroncada, reprendre, reganyar, reprensió, esbroncar, esbroncCatalan, Valencian
  • výčitka, vyčítatCzech
  • Tadel, tadeln, schimpfen, schelten, ausschimpfenGerman
  • επίπληξη, αποπαίρνω, μομφήGreek
  • riproĉoEsperanto
  • reprochar, reprender, reprobar, reproche, reprensión, reprobación, regaño, retar, regañarSpanish
  • انتقاد تندPersian
  • moite, moittia, haukkua, sättiäFinnish
  • réprimande, réprimander, gronder, reproche, reprocher, reprendre, désapprouverFrench
  • spreagadh, spreagIrish
  • troid, càin, achmhasan, cronaichScottish Gaelic
  • menegurIndonesian
  • rimbrotto, rimbrottare, reprimenda, esprimere il proprio disappunto, rimproverare, riprendere, disappunto, ammonimento, ammonire, rimprovero, richiamo, richiamareItalian
  • נזיפהHebrew
  • 叱る, 叱責Japanese
  • ლანძღვა, საყვედურობს, საყვედურიGeorgian
  • increpationemLatin
  • ဆူBurmese
  • berisping, berispen, verwijt, verwijtenDutch
  • bestrideNorwegian
  • skarcić, zbesztanie, besztaćPolish
  • repreensão, censura, criticar, crítica, repreender, censurarPortuguese
  • mustra, certaRomanian
  • упрёк, упрекнуть, делать выговор, отчитывать, ругать, отчитать, бранить, упрекать, выговор, укорRussian
  • கண்டனம்Tamil
  • చీవాట్లుTelugu
  • ด่าThai
  • azarlamaTurkish
  • 訓斥Chinese

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