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Objurgate

verb
(past & past part. objurgated; pres. part. objurgating)
1.
Express strong disapproval of.  Synonyms: condemn, decry, excoriate, reprobate.  "These ideas were reprobated"
2.
Censure severely.  Synonyms: castigate, chasten, chastise, correct.






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... execration; expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize; show up, pull up, take up; cry "shame" upon; be outspoken; raise a hue and cry against. execrate &c. 908; exprobate[obs3], speak daggers, vituperate; abuse, abuse like a pickpocket; scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of; jaw; rail, rail at, rail in good set terms; bark at; anathematize, call names; call by hard names, call by ugly names; avile|, revile; vilify, vilipend[obs3]; bespatter; backbite; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Objurgate" :   reproof, lambast, take to task, denounce, rag, call on the carpet, lambaste, rebuke, berate, trounce, chide, bawl out, call down, dress down, chew up, have words, chew out, flame, scold, reprimand, lecture, remonstrate, jaw, objurgation



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