- to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
- sharp, stern disapproval; reproof; reprimand.
Origin of rebuke
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Examples from the Web for unrebuked
In the night, Babalatchi would call and interrupt Omar's repose, unrebuked.An Outcast of the Islands
Then at last they slowly returned, unrebuked, for no man had the heart to chide their daring.Warrior Gap
Isn't it what the girls of to-morrow—naturally, unrebuked—will do?Play the Game!
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Its not often I get a chance to display my only beauty free and unrebuked.
This is an evil of too serious a character to pass unfelt, unlamented or unrebuked.The Portland Sketch Book
- (tr) to scold or reprimand (someone)
- a reprimand or scolding
Word Origin and History for unrebuked
early 15c., "a reproof, reprimand," from rebuke (v.).
early 14c., "to reprimand, reprove; chide, scold," from Anglo-French rebuker "to repel, beat back," Old French rebuchier, from re- "back" (see re-) + buschier "to strike, chop wood," from busche (French bÃ»che) "wood," from Proto-Germanic *busk- (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking.