from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who upbraids or reproves.

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  • noun One who upbraids.

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  • noun someone who finds fault or imputes blame


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upbraid +‎ -er


  • He grumbles at the ingratitude of men that shun him for his kindness, but indeed it is his own fault, for he is too great an upbraider.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • The female figure suddenly sank back, in all humility at the feet of the upbraider, as unperceived -- maybe -- by both, a small portion of the door above their heads slipped noiselessly back to show a gleaming eye glued to the little grille, taking in the scene beneath it.

    Desert Love

  • It has a half-dramatic framework of question and answer between St. Patrick, who appears as upbraider, and the poet, who laments joys gone and the

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • He could only hope that his silence did not seem to them like denial -- and yet was not tantamount to confession in the esteem of his upbraider.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls 1895

  • The upbraider, you know, my dear, is in some sense a superior; while the upbraided, if with reason upbraided, must make a figure as spiritless as conscious.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 2

  • She came to reproach her ---- but she found a majesty in her looks above all censure, that awed the jealous upbraider, and almost put her out of countenance; and with a rising blush she seemed ashamed of her errand.

    Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister

  • He felt himself riding over the hills in the breezy autumn days, looking after favourite plans of drainage and enclosure; then admired on sombre mornings as the best rider on the best horse in the hunt; spoken well of on market-days as a first-rate landlord; by and by making speeches at election dinners, and showing a wonderful knowledge of agriculture; the patron of new ploughs and drills, the severe upbraider of negligent landowners, and withal a jolly fellow that everybody must like — happy faces greeting him everywhere on his own estate, and the neighbouring families on the best terms with him.

    Adam Bede

  • The youth, hearing these unjust aspersions, trembled with resentment through every limb, assuring the upbraider that he considered her as an object of compassion; “for without all doubt,” said he, “your diabolical rancour must be severely punished by the thorns of your own conscience, which this very instant taxes you with the malice and falsehood of your reproaches.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle


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