Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of a rebuking character; full of or abounding in rebuke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Containing rebuke; of the nature of rebuke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Containing rebuke; of the nature of rebuke.

Etymologies

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rebuke +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Not that he is rough with them, or querulous, or rebukeful; but that he has a strange soft smile, and a gaze they cannot answer, and a knowledge deeper far than they have of themselves.

    Lorna Doone

  • She flung him a rebukeful glare that he did not get.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • When he came to again, he heard a confused murmur of talk about him, and grew dimly aware that his late antagonist was standing over him, panting still and slightly swaying, and that an officer, a young athlete, was saying rebukeful words.

    A Daughter of the Sioux A Tale of the Indian frontier

  • "Commanding officer," they heard Plume clearly answer, then in lower tone, but distinctly rebukeful.

    An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier

  • "You said you knew _all_ about it," Susanna complained, her eyes rebukeful, her tone a tone of disappointment.

    The Lady Paramount

  • "What?" cried Maria Dolores, surprised, rebukeful.

    My Friend Prospero

  • Not that he is rough with them, or querulous, or rebukeful; but that he has a strange soft smile, and a gaze they cannot answer, and a knowledge deeper far than they have of themselves.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • He descended to the cabin to bid a ceremonious, and, it may be, tacitly rebukeful adieu.

    The Piazza Tales

  • Frenchmen are permitted to say so much more than we are, and I'll be rebukeful on the score of his excesses.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • I should have come to you, Kate, but that grand rebukeful tone you had taken up this last twenty-four hours repelled me; and finally, I took counsel with myself.

    Lord Kilgobbin

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