American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way. See Synonyms at admonish.
- n. A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Severe reproof for a fault; reprehension, private or public.
- n. Synonyms Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition.
- To reprove severely; reprehend; chide for a fault.
- Synonyms Rebuke, etc. See censure.
- n. A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
- v. To reprove in a formal or official way.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public.
- v. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally.
- v. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence.
- v. rebuke formally
- n. an act or expression of criticism and censure
- v. censure severely or angrily
- From French réprimande, from réprimer ("to repress"). (Wiktionary)
- French réprimander, from réprimande, a reprimand, alteration (influenced by mander, to order) of obsolete reprimende, from Latin reprimenda (culpa), (fault) to be repressed, feminine gerundive of reprimere, to restrain; see repress. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I can't imagine the uproar if on Mother's Day he told mothers to get off their butts, turn off the boob-tube electric babysitter and stop shopping around for ADHD diagnoses because they can't control their kid after telling him/her day in day out that they're the smartest, the most handsome/beautiful and calling the school to complain every time the kid gets a bad grade or a reprimand from a teacher.”
“Then, after a reprimand from the presiding judge, Wilders claimed a fair trial was no longer possible.”
“Also, if he turned back to Papeete, he would delay the execution at Atimaono, and if he were wrong in turning back, he would get a reprimand from the sergeant who was waiting for the prisoner.”
“Seeing Mr. Cunningham bust Mr. McCain's chops for even issuing a reprimand is evidence to me that the GOP will be the party to tear itself apart over identity politics, not the Democrats.”
“I will now, more than likely, face some form of reprimand from a Chief Inspector (but more likely my Superintendent) and my name will be forever ‘mud’ in their opinion.”
“It is very obvious here that Patterson got a strong reprimand from the Clintons.”
“Ah tis true tis true, even a reprimand from the host was not enough for me to embrace galdiatorial combat with my work today, but fear not - I had a cunning plan.”
“That incident resulted in a letter of reprimand from the Union County Prosecutor.”
“But, she failed to report until after the election that a notable part of her self-financing was actually merely a loan to her campaign, for which she earned a reprimand from the FEC.”
“But the disruption caused by DeBerry's comments and a public reprimand from the school weren't what hurt the Falcons on Saturday, DeBerry said.”
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