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Definition to criticize someone by telling them what they did wrong — often in a formal manner
  • I was reprimanded for coming to work late again.
reprimanded = criticized for doing something wrong — often in a formal manner
  • She was given an official reprimand for mishandling the case.
  • The election results were a reprimand to incumbents.
  • As I said it, I half pointed to the man in the corner, but brought my arm down quickly lest Atticus reprimand me for pointing.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • reprimand = criticize
  • Without a word of reprimand, she picked up my clothes from where I had tossed them at the foot of the bed, and absently draping them over the back of a chair, she said, "Stacey tells me you blame Big Ma for what happened today."
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • reprimand = correction or criticism
  • ...we were reprimanded...
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • reprimanded = criticized
  • School was recently over for the summer, and the feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them; they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play, and their talk was still of the classroom and the teacher, of books and reprimands.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • reprimands = criticisms
  • I know how scared you were:' Stevie Rae's grin faded at the reprimand in my voice.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • One shot, and the snooty officer who dared to reprimand him passes into eternal life (or is it eternal death?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I need your cloak; you took no trouble about mine, but reprimanded me; so now give up your own.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Overcoat
  • Marin reprimanding Hanna for, oh, stealing a car and driving pissdrunk, she told Hanna that she "was taking care of it."
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "I'm sorry" I was devastated to be reprimanded by my mom so harshly.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • That and the quick, almost sardonic smile I would catch him hiding from Siri when she reprimanded him.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "No!" he said sternly, as though a reprimand had ever worked.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • "Block," said Leni, as if reprimanding him, and, taking hold of the collar of his coat, pulled him up slightly higher.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • Mike briefed him, then I waited, expecting one of his mild reprimands—bracing self to answer sharply: "And what was I supposed to do?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He reprimanded himself for not acting on his gut.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He hesitated here, wondering if a reprimand was coming, but Dumbledore merely said, "Quite understandable.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Violators would be reprimanded by the barrios involved.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Sure to be a fatal accident, with a reprimand from the coroner's jury for my negligence.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession

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