Upbraid Up*braid" ([u^]p*br[=a]d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Upbraided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Upbraiding}.] [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See {Up}, and {Braid}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed. [1913 Webster]

And upbraided them with their unbelief. --Mark xvi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Vet do not Upbraid us our distress. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide. [1913 Webster]

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. --Matt. xi. 20 [1913 Webster]

How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness! --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. To treat with contempt. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reproach; blame; censure; condemn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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