upbraiding

[ uhp-brey-ding ]
/ ʌpˈbreɪ dɪŋ /

noun

the act or words of a person who upbraids; severe reproof or censure: an upbraiding from one's superiors.

adjective

severely reproachful or reproving; censorious: upbraiding remarks.

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Origin of upbraiding

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at upbraid, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM upbraiding

up·braid·ing·ly, adverbself-up·braid·ing, nounun·up·braid·ing, adjectiveun·up·braid·ing·ly, adverb

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