upbraid

  • 1Upbraid — 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Upbraid — Up*braid , n. The act of reproaching; contumely. [Obs.] Foul upbraid. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3Upbraid — Up*braid , v. i. To utter upbraidings. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4upbraid — index blame, castigate, cavil, censure, complain (criticize), condemn (blame), criticize ( …

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  • 5upbraid — O.E. upbregdan bring forth as a ground for censure, from up up + bregdan move quickly, intertwine (see BRAID (Cf. braid)). Cf. M.Swed. upbrygdha. Meaning scold is first attested late 13c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6upbraid — *scold, rate, berate, tongue lash, revile, vituperate, jaw, bawl, chew out, wig, rail Analogous words: reprehend, reprobate, blame, censure, denounce (see CRITICIZE): reproach, reprimand, rebuke, *reprove …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7upbraid — [v] scold admonish, berate, blame, castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, chew out*, chide, criticize, give a talking to*, jump on*, lay down the law*, lecture, light into*, put down, rake over the coals*, ream, reprimand, reproach, take to task* …

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  • 8upbraid — ► VERB ▪ scold or reproach. ORIGIN Old English, «allege as a basis for censure», from BRAID(Cf. ↑braid) in the obsolete sense brandish …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9upbraid — [up brād′] vt. [ME upbreiden < OE upbregdan < up ,UP + bregdan, to pull: see BRAID] to rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply SYN. SCOLD …

    English World dictionary

  • 10upbraid — v. (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) * * * [ʌp breɪd] (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11upbraid — UK [ʌpˈbreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms upbraid : present tense I/you/we/they upbraid he/she/it upbraids present participle upbraiding past tense upbraided past participle upbraided formal to criticize someone very severely …

    English dictionary

  • 12upbraid — verb /ˌʌpˈbɹeɪd/ a) To criticize severely. And upbraided them with their unbelief. b) 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… …

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  • 13upbraid — [OE] Upbraid originally meant ‘throw something up against someone as a fault’. It was formed from up and the ancestor of modern English braid, which used to mean ‘throw’, amongst other things. The object of the verb was originally the ‘fault’;… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14upbraid — [[t]ʌpbre͟ɪd[/t]] upbraids, upbraiding, upbraided VERB If you upbraid someone, you tell them that they have done something wrong and criticize them for doing it. [FORMAL] [V n] Eleanor upbraided him for things he d left undone... [V n for n/ ing] …

    English dictionary

  • 15upbraid — [OE] Upbraid originally meant ‘throw something up against someone as a fault’. It was formed from up and the ancestor of modern English braid, which used to mean ‘throw’, amongst other things. The object of the verb was originally the ‘fault’;… …

    Word origins

  • 16upbraid — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English upbreyden, from Old English ūpbregdan, probably from ūp up + bregdan to snatch, move suddenly more at braid Date: 12th century 1. to criticize severely ; find fault with 2. to reproach severely ; scold… …

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  • 17upbraid — upbraider, n. /up brayd /, v.t. 1. to find fault with or reproach severely; censure: The military tribunal upbraided the soldier for his cowardice. 2. (of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to. v.i. 3. Archaic. to utter reproaches …

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  • 18upbraid — Synonyms and related words: admonish, bawl out, berate, bring to book, call to account, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, chide, correct, dress down, give a dressing down, have words with, lash, lecture, objurgate, rate, rebuke, reprehend,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19upbraid — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. reprove, chide, admonish, rebuke, reprimand, scold; accuse, charge, revile. See disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. reproach, scold, vituperate, condemn, denounce, lecture, chide, reprehend,… …

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  • 20upbraid — up|braid [ʌpˈbreıd] v [T] formal [: Old English; Origin: upbregdan, probably from up up + bregdan to move suddenly, seize ] to tell someone angrily that they have done something wrong …

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