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See definition of reprimands on Dictionary.com
  • nounoral punishment
  • verbblame, scold

synonyms for reprimands

  • admonition
  • censure
  • rebuke
  • admonishment
  • blame
  • castigation
  • chiding
  • comeuppance
  • grooming
  • lecture
  • ragging
  • rap
  • reprehension
  • reproof
  • scolding
  • tongue-lashing
  • bawling out
  • calling down
  • dressing-down
  • hard time
  • piece of one's mind
  • slap on wrist
  • talking-to
  • telling-off
  • what for
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antonyms for reprimands

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • commendation
  • forgiveness
  • reward
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How to use reprimands in a sentence

As commander-in-chief, Bonaparte, for the time being, held the whip hand and could show his dislike by severe reprimands.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
I paid no attention to repeated reprimands, and at length was threatened with dismissal.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
It is very probable that among the reprimands he received at court, his affair with me was not forgotten.
THE CONFESSIONS OF J. J. ROUSSEAU, COMPLETEJEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU
The calificadores held this to be implicit pact but, although both were arrested, both escaped with reprimands.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN; VOL. 4HENRY CHARLES LEA
Noto used to get reprimands from Bhavani for his natural miserliness in these items of future expenditure.
STORIES FROM TAGORERABINDRANATH TAGORE
He would probably have willingly subjected himself to the reprimands of Frederic if I would have taken to fight.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF BARON TRENCKBARON TRENCK
Mercer and Hedgman made their apologies to the House, received their reprimands, and paid their fines.
THE CULTURAL HISTORY OF MARLBOROUGH, VIRGINIAC. MALCOLM WATKINS
If the teacher reprimands the boy, the boy as certainly discredits the teacher and all that she represents.
THE VITALIZED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
Very often his verbal corrections sounded astonishingly like reprimands.
THE GREY WIG: STORIES AND NOVELETTESISRAEL ZANGWILL
There was a pause, a silence such as there falls at court when the King publicly reprimands a courtier.
THE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIESHONORE DE BALZAC
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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