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tr.v. up·braid·ed, up·braid·ing, up·braids
To reprove sharply; reproach. See Synonyms at scold.

[Middle English upbreiden, from Old English ūpbrēdan, to bring forward as a ground for censure : ūp-, up- + bregdan, to turn, lay hold of.]

up·braid′er n.
up·braid′ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.upbraiding - a severe scoldingupbraiding - a severe scolding      
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
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No sooner has he gone than Creon enters with an armed guard who seize Antigone and carry her off (Ismene, the other sister, they have already captured) and he is about to lay hands on Oedipus, when Theseus, who has heard the tumult, hurries up and, upbraiding Creon for his lawless act, threatens to detain him till he has shown where the captives are and restored them.
Since he had heard of Lilla's death, the gloom of his remorse, emphasised by Mimi's upbraiding, had made more hopeless his cruel, selfish, saturnine nature.
She did not sit there inwardly upbraiding her husband, lamenting at Fate, which had directed her footsteps to the path which they had taken.
Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
He reiterated that by upbraiding all but the occupier, however, the US is trying to sweep the problem under the carpet instead of solving it.
Rajapakse's unease at the likely upbraiding in Geneva was echoed by his Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris who told the gathering: "We feel acutely uncomfortable by the pressure brought on us by a powerful country.
The EC upbraiding of Rahul came in response to complaints lodged by the BJP units in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
BIRMINGHAM pub bombing campaigners did themselves no favours by upbraiding the wise Colin Parry, whose young son was one of two children killed in the 1998 IRA atrocity in Warrington.
The Italian has been chided in some quarters for breaking the unspoken rule of not criticising players in public but Westwood says he speaks for the dressing room when he says Di Canio's demands are exactly the same as those of the Sunderland stars he is upbraiding.