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rebuke (v.)

early 14c., rebuken, "to reprimand, reprove directly and pointedly; 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 bûche) "wood," from a West Germanic *busk "bush, thicket" (see bush (n.)). Related: Rebuked; rebuking; rebukingly.

rebuke (n.)

early 15c., "a reproof for fault or wrong, a direct reprimand," also "an insult, a rebuff," nd in the now archaic sense of "a shame, disgrace," from rebuke (v.). From mid-15c. as "a setback, a defeat."

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Definitions of rebuke
1
rebuke (v.)
censure severely or angrily;
Synonyms: call on the carpet / take to task / rag / trounce / lecture / reprimand / jaw / dress down / call down / scold / chide / berate / bawl out / remonstrate / chew out / chew up / have words / lambaste / lambast
2
rebuke (n.)
an act or expression of criticism and censure;
he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
Synonyms: reproof / reproval / reprehension / reprimand
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