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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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