- to beat or whip severely.
- to reprimand or berate harshly; censure; excoriate.
Origin of lambaste
Related Words for lambastingexcoriate, scold, berate, upbraid, castigate, assail, trim, pound, pummel, smother, slap, slam, rebuke, hammer, whip, pelt, cudgel, bludgeon, attack, slash
Examples from the Web for lambasting
Contemporary Examples of lambasting
Although the film was reviewed by government censors, the participants obviously had no fear of lambasting the politicians.‘The Gatekeepers,’ Brooklyn College BDS Forum: Week of Israel Debate
February 8, 2013
Historical Examples of lambasting
I suppose you have heard of the lambasting Mr. Brooks gave Mr. Sumner.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)
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.