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upbraid

verb admonish, berate, blame, blast, call on the carpet, call to account, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, chide, condemn, correct, criticize, curse, decry, denounce, denunciate, fulminate against, give a piece of one's mind, give a tongue-lashing, have harsh words with, indict, inveigh against, lash, lay out in lavender, lecture, rail against, rake over the coals, rap on the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, reprove, revile, scold, set straight, straighten out, take a hard line with, take to task, tell off, vilify, vilipend
See also: blame, castigate, cavil, censure, complain, condemn, criticize, denounce, disapprove, fault, harass, impeach, lash, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach
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At first I accused him of perfidiously deserting me; but as I grew more composed, I upbraided myself for imputing so cowardly an action to him, and tranquillized myself with the belief that he had availed himself, of the opportunity to go round to Nukuheva, in order to make some arrangement by which I could be removed from the valley.
He upbraided them with their want of courage, and told them they were women, to shrink from the perils of such a journey.
No one knows a word of the matter, but you can imagine how maddening it must be to him to be upbraided for not doing what he would give his very eyes to do, but what he knows to be absolutely impossible.
Her mother bore Tess no ill-will for leaving the housework to her single-handed efforts for so long; indeed, Joan seldom upbraided her thereon at any time, feeling but slightly the lack of Tess's assistance whilst her instinctive plan for relieving herself of her labours lay in postponing them.
She upbraided him for not having written, and when he answered he excused himself by saying that he had been busy.
Darling never upbraided Peter; there was something in the right-hand corner of her mouth that wanted her not to call Peter names.
The little girl upbraided him, "Youse allus fightin', Jimmie, an' yeh knows it puts mudder out when yehs come home half dead, an' it's like we'll all get a poundin'.
A Sparrow upbraided her and said, "Where now is thy remarkable swiftness of foot?
And when one of the company told him, he had disparaged himself by so dirty an employment, his answer was: that the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight, and the omission of it would have upbraided and made discord in his conscience whensoever he should pass by that place.
I have not upbraided him by word or look; I have not even asked him what he has been doing.
I upbraided him, that he was like all the rest of the sex, that, when they had the character and honour of a woman at their mercy, oftentimes made it their jest, and at least looked upon it as a trifle, and counted the ruin of those they had had their will of as a thing of no value.
Pullet was silent, having to finish her crying, and rather flattered than indignant at being upbraided for crying too much.