- a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.
- to reprove or rebuke severely, especially in a formal way.
Origin of reprimand
Synonyms for reprimand
Examples from the Web for unreprimanded
Historical Examples of unreprimanded
- a reproof or formal admonition; rebuke
- (tr) to admonish or rebuke, esp formally; reprove
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.