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English noun: reprehension

1. reprehension (communication) an act or expression of criticism and censure

SamplesHe had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face.

Synonymsrebuke, reprimand, reproof, reproval

Broader (hypernym)criticism, unfavorable judgment

Narrower (hyponym)admonishment, admonition, bawling out, berating, blowing up, castigation, chastening, chastisement, chewing out, chiding, correction, dressing down, earful, going-over, lecture, monition, objurgation, reproach, riot act, scolding, speech, talking to, tongue-lashing, upbraiding, what for

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