verb (used with object)
- repressor gene,
Origin of reprimand
Examples from the Web for reprimands
Tancharoen: And then [Marvel Television head] Jeph Loeb comes in and reprimands us for it.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’|Jason Lynch|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a clip from the season, Berman reprimands Stodden: “No more beauty pageant answers!”Too Close for Comfort: ‘Couples Therapy’ for Courtney Stodden on VH1|Maria Elena Fernandez|October 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the barbed tone of their reprimands, their raised voices, made clear there was something else going on here.
Their friends' advice and reprimands are unheeded; their words are leash—nothing; but their mother is an oracle.
Very often his verbal corrections sounded astonishingly like reprimands.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
Reprimands became more frequent, followed by bodily punishment.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
I met with reprimands for being in it, but none were kind enough to reach out to free me.The Autobiography of Madame Guyon|Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Her exhortations were delicious, her reprimands exquisite, her patience was infinite.Mr. Prohack|E. Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for reprimand
1630s, from French réprimande (16c.), from Middle French reprimende "reproof," from Latin reprimenda "that is to be repressed" (as in reprimenda culpa "fault to be checked"), fem. singular of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere "reprove" (see repress). Spelling influenced in French by mander "to summon."
1680s, from reprimand (n.) or else from French réprimander (17c.), from réprimande. Related: Reprimanded; reprimanding.