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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Oh, I'm supposed to reprimand the man. Who was the man that said that? I have to reprimand.

  2. Frank L. Boyden:

    I never reprimand a boy in the evening-darkness and a troubled mind are a poor combination.

  3. Moses Hasid:

    Reprimand not a child immediately on the offence. Wait till the irritation has been replaced by serenity.

  4. Rodrigo Duterte:

    These white people, those from [the European Union], the ignorant Americans, pretending to be, this Obama, you are so black and arrogant. [He] reprimanded me. Why you reprimand me? I’m the president of a country.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    I am just aware that there is most likely going to be at least one 10 place penalty in the future because I have got one more reprimand to go, when I was in karting there was one steward, he was just there to make everyone's weekend a bad weekend. Families would turn up and spend so much money to be there... and he was just there to ruin people's weekends.

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