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noun as in reprimand

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After the release of the trailer for the special last week, TLC received a requisite and perhaps well-deserved tongue-lashing.

The president praised his former CIA director and delivered a tongue lashing to Republicans who have ripped Ambassador Susan Rice.

But short of that, Louisiana has been able to look to Governor Bobby Jindal to give BP the tongue-lashing it badly deserves.

Mike, feeling sheepish and knowing he was guilty, had accepted the tongue-lashing and tendered an apology.

Donald stood inwardly furious at the manner in which this dead-souled man was tongue-lashing his mother.

He started to give him the tongue-lashing of his life, before having him arrested.

With their faces burning from the tongue lashing of their irate manager, the Giants went in for their last inning.

The peddler whipped up his horse to keep pace with him, whilst administering a continuous tongue-lashing.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tongue-lashing, such as: berating, castigation, chiding, diatribe, objurgation, and scolding.

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