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synonyms for tongue-lashing

  • berating
  • castigation
  • chiding
  • diatribe
  • objurgation
  • scolding
  • upbraiding
  • bawling-out
  • dressing-down
  • talking to
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antonyms for tongue-lashing

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  • praise
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How to use tongue-lashing in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Now first we shall want our pupil to understand, speak, read and write the mother tongue well.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The flute and the psaltery make a sweet melody, but a pleasant tongue is above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Each sentence came as if torn piecemeal from his unwilling tongue; short, jerky phrases, conceived in pain and delivered in agony.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
If she have a tongue that can cure, and likewise mitigate and shew mercy: her husband is not like other men.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
He was given no reply save a muttered curse, a command to hold his tongue, and an angry tug at his tied arms.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
He was a pretty bright sort, that same Goodell, quick-witted, nimble of tongue above the average Englishman.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He was Gascon to the backbone, and his tongue too often betrayed his most secret and his most transient thoughts.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
And the heart of fools shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of stammerers shall speak readily and plain.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TONGUE-LASHING

  • bawling-out
  • castigation
  • chiding
  • lambasting
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • tongue-lashing
  • upbraiding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.