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The act of rebuking or censuring; reproval.
rep′re·hen′sive (-sĭv) adj.
the act or an instance of reprehending; reproof or rebuke
ˌrepreˈhensive, ˌrepreˈhensory adj
rep•re•hen•sion(ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn ʃən)
the act of reprehending; reproof.
[1325–75; < Latin reprehēnsiō <reprehendere (see reprehend)]
rep`re•hen′sive (-sɪv) adj.
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|Noun||1.||reprehension - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"|
riot act - a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
what for - a strong reprimand
bawling out, castigation, chewing out, dressing down, upbraiding, earful, going-over - a severe scolding
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"