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upbraid

[ uhp-breyd ]
/ ʌpˈbreɪd /
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verb (used with object)
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure: The military tribunal upbraided the soldier for his cowardice.
(of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to utter reproaches.
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Origin of upbraid

before 1000; Middle English; Old English upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up-, braid

synonym study for upbraid

1. See reprimand.

OTHER WORDS FROM upbraid

up·braid·er, nounun·up·braid·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for upbraid

upbraid
/ (ʌpˈbreɪd) /

verb (tr)
to reprove or reproach angrily
to find fault with

Derived forms of upbraid

upbraider, nounupbraiding, nounupbraidingly, adverb

Word Origin for upbraid

Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid
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