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giving a talking to

  • as inrevile
  • as inscold
  • as inupbraid
  • as inrail against
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Synonyms for giving a talking to

verb scold
  • berate
  • castigate
  • chide
  • criticize
  • denounce
  • disparage
  • scorn
  • vilify
  • abuse
  • admonish
  • blame
  • censure
  • denigrate
  • lambaste
  • lecture
  • ream
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • reprobate
  • reprove
  • vituperate
  • give a talking to
  • lay down the law
  • rake over the coals
  • tongue-lash

Antonyms for giving a talking to

  • approve
  • commend
  • compliment
  • laud
  • praise
  • applaud
  • cherish
  • exonerate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.