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noun as in admonishment

noun as in admonition

noun as in lecture

noun as in scolding

noun as in tongue-lashing


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Example Sentences

If someone is making lots of errors they will get a talking-to.

We're talking-to ourselves—or rather, to a fringe constituency within ourselves.

I listened to you and those men talking to-night until I couldnt stand it a moment longer.

The policeman on the corner came out, and taking Ferdinand William Otto by the shoulder, gave him a talking-to and a shaking.

"I have been talking to-day with a manager," said he, also dropping his eyes.

We are as much given to talking to-day as we were to silence last evening.

For it had been about the "Novum" that Stan had given Strong that talking-to.

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On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to talking-to, such as: admonition, chiding, reprimand, reproach, reproof, and scolding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.