objurgate

How dare you! To objurgate is to scold or reprimand. Don’t objurgate yourself, or beat yourself up if you didn’t know it — it’s an old word that people don’t use much anymore.

To scold — or to express your disgust and condemnation of — is to objurgate, although this useful word has become quite rare. You're more likely to hear someone use words like castigate or reprimand these days. Objurgate comes directly from the Latin obiurgare, "to chide or rebuke."

Definitions of objurgate
1

v censure severely

Synonyms:
castigate, chasten, chastise, correct
Types:
flame
criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
Type of:
bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce
censure severely or angrily

v express strong disapproval of

Synonyms:
condemn, decry, excoriate, reprobate
Type of:
denounce
speak out against

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