• synonyms


See more synonyms for tongue-lash on Thesaurus.com
verb (used with or without object)
  1. to scold severely.
Show More

Origin of tongue-lash

First recorded in 1880–85
Related formstongue-lash·ing, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for tongue-lashing

castigation, scolding, diatribe, objurgation, berating, chiding, dressing-down

Examples from the Web for tongue-lashing

Contemporary Examples of tongue-lashing

Historical Examples of tongue-lashing

British Dictionary definitions for tongue-lashing


  1. (tr) to reprimand severely; scold
Show More
Derived Formstongue-lashing, noun, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012