If you're reprimanded, someone in authority speaks to you in an angry way because you've done something wrong. Or you might reprimand your dog if he steals your hot dog.
The House of Representatives has a couple of ways to punish naughty members. One way is to reprimand them by voting to express disapproval. In 2009, Representative Joe Wilson was reprimanded after his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's speech. In the halls of Congress, this is considered "unparliamentary language," but if you yell at your congressman, that's okay.
n an act or expression of criticism and censure
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a vigorous reprimand
chiding, objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing
rebuking a person harshly
a strong reprimand
bawling out, castigation, chewing out, dressing down, earful, going-over, upbraiding
a severe scolding
berating, blowing up
a severe rebuke
a mild rebuke or criticism
lecture, speech, talking to
a lengthy rebuke
chastening, chastisement, correction
a rebuke for making a mistake
admonishment, admonition, monition
a firm rebuke
a moralistic rebuke
British slang for a scolding
the act of blaming yourself
a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
a private lecture to a husband by his wife
v rebuke formally
v censure severely or angrily
- 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, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
brush down, tell off
criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium