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  1. the act or habit of scolding, rebuking, or harshly criticizing another: The player earned a red card for his constant berating of the referee.

  1. scolding, rebuking, or harshly criticizing: When you talk to him about these behavioral issues, take care not to use a berating tone.

Origin of berating

First recorded in 1830–40; berat(e) + -ing1 for the noun; berat(e) + -ing2 for the adjective

Words Nearby berating Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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