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talking-to

See definition of talking-to on Dictionary.com
  • as inlecture
  • as inrebuke
  • as inreprimand
  • as inrow

synonyms for talking-to

  • sermon
  • castigation
  • censure
  • chiding
  • going-over
  • harangue
  • moralism
  • preaching
  • preachment
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproof
  • scolding
  • dressing-down
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antonyms for talking-to

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  • compliment
  • praise
  • sanction
  • approval
  • exoneration
  • compliment
  • commendation
  • flattery
  • praise
  • endorsement
  • encouragement
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How to use talking-to in a sentence

Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Poor Squinty ran and tried to hide under the straw, for he knew the boy was talking about him.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
I do not care very much how you censor or select the reading and talking and thinking of the schoolboy or schoolgirl.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Her female friend immediately said, "Well, I have been talking away to this dumb man."
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TALKING-TO

  • castigation
  • censure
  • chiding
  • dressing-down
  • going-over
  • harangue
  • moralism
  • preaching
  • preachment
  • rebuke
  • reprimand
  • reproof
  • scolding
  • sermon
  • talking-to
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.