talking to

Definitions of talking to
1

n a lengthy rebuke

“the teacher gave him a talking to
Synonyms:
lecture, speech
Types:
preaching, sermon
a moralistic rebuke
curtain lecture
a private lecture to a husband by his wife
Type of:
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
an act or expression of criticism and censure

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a life-long learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.