View synonyms for berated


[ bih-rey-tid ]


  1. scolded or rebuked; criticized:

    I get to my workplace all summer long using the city’s much berated public transportation system.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of criticize ( def ).

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Discover More

Example Sentences

Passengers berate flight attendants about their noncompliant cabin mates.

After the vote, the two Republicans had to face a lineup of poll workers, clerks and voters, who berated them for declining to certify an election in which 878,000 people had voted.

Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.

In the empty trattoria, he berated the waiter for bringing the wrong decanter and wine glasses.

But while the congressmen squabbled amongst themselves and berated the witnesses, this all felt like prelude.

But then she berated the show for not having him in the first episode.

I called her “Hippo Girl,” and as I berated her I felt negative attention shift from me to her.

So the name of a street has become the much-berated canteen of the sutler and the much needed canteen of the soldier.

Weary and exasperated from her day among the jostling shoppers, she berated David in loud and angry voice.

She berated Raleigh before her ladies, and forbade him to come to court.

The policeman was a friend of Bridget's, and she berated the "durty varmints," who ruined her week's washing.

His voice rang out in the masterful way she had so often berated to Julie.