- to beat or whip severely.
- to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
Origin of lambaste
Related Words for lambastedexcoriate, scold, berate, upbraid, castigate, assail, trim, pound, pummel, smother, slap, slam, rebuke, hammer, whip, pelt, cudgel, bludgeon, attack, slash
Examples from the Web for lambasted
Contemporary Examples of lambasted
When his Twilight movies got lambasted, “that was more expected,” he says.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
During the 2012 battle between Hamas and Israel, Stewart lambasted the media for its obsession with declaring a “winner.”How Jon Stewart Made It Okay to Care About Palestinian Suffering
July 21, 2014
He lambasted the NSA for its over-zealous data grabs, and its unrestrained eavesdropping on average Americans.Demographics Or Destiny in 2016
March 10, 2014
Snowden was lambasted as the most dangerous leaker in U.S. history.Up to Speed: Four Highlights of the White House Report on How to Change the NSA
December 18, 2013
Some wines that fall under the natural wine umbrella are lambasted for trying to pawn off technically flawed wines.The No Hangover Wine
November 17, 2013
Historical Examples of lambasted
You just laid for that one, and lambasted it out where the buttercups and daisies grow.Batting to Win
I took 'em on one at a time as they happened along, and lambasted 'em all over the place.The Prodigal Judge
Accordingly we encouraged and urged, tugged and lambasted, with a right good will, but all to no effect.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I have added to my unpopularity by the manner in which I lambasted the repressionist element in the campaign just closed.The Hindered Hand
Sutton E. Griggs
To be lambasted with a dried codfish was such an unheard-of thing that Rilla could not face it.Rainbow Valley
Lucy Maud Montgomery
1630s, from lam (1590s, ultimately from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse lemja "to beat, to lame") + baste "to thrash" (see baste). Related: Lambasted; lambasting.