the act or habit of scolding, rebuking, or harshly criticizing another: The player earned a red card for his constant berating of the referee.
scolding, rebuking, or harshly criticizing: When you talk to him about these behavioral issues, take care not to use a berating tone.
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How to use berating in a sentence
Then, without berating yourself, redirect your attention back to your practice.
Caught drinking and driving, the district attorney had begun berating her arresting officers.
She was caught on tape drunkenly berating law enforcement after being pulled over and taken in for drunk driving.
Towards end of the event, a middle-aged woman stepped up to the microphone and began berating Sánchez with pointed questions.Yoani Sánchez: It’s Not Easy Being a Cuban Blogger | Laura Dimon | March 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today, three years later, the old gentleman is berating his friend because the silk hat was lost.
berating myself: had her affection been other than that of a life-long friendship she would not have come an inch.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
The archduke proceeded to the Town Hall, and after berating the city officials listened to the speeches of welcome.
Here Fitz-Roy flew into a passion, berating the volunteer naturalist, and suggested a taste of the rope's end in lieu of logic.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
When Varina was left behind, we fell to berating the tortuous river again.Virginia: The Old Dominion | Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
Draj Khan, who was managing the line of beaters, was berating his comrades vehemently.Life in an Indian Outpost | Gordon Casserly