Upbraid

Definition of Upbraid

Up`braid´   Pronunciation: ŭp`brād´
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Upbraided; p. pr. & vb. n. Upbraiding.]
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.
And upbraided them with their unbelief.
- Mark xvi. 14.
Vet do not
Upbraid us our distress.
- Shak.
2.To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done.
- Matt. xi. 20
How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!
- Sir P. Sidney.
3.To treat with contempt.
4.To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; - with to before the person.
1.To utter upbraidings.
n.1.The act of reproaching; contumely.

Related Words

bawl out, bring to book, call to account, castigate, chastise, chew out, chide, correct, dress down, give a dressing-down, have words with, lash, objurgate, reprehend, reproach, reprove, revile, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, tell off, tick off, tongue-lash, vituperate
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