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Upbraid meaning

upbraid - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. express criticism towards; " The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
  2. 2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
  3. 3. To treat with contempt.
  4. 4. To utter upbraidings.
  5. 5. The act of reproaching; contumely.
  6. 6. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; - followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
  7. 7. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; - with to before the person.
  8. 8. To Reproach; censure.

upbraid - examples of usage

  1. How could we, as a nation, upbraid America with her system of slavery when we ourselves were but glorying in a voluntary slavery of a thousand times more defiling and abominable description?
  2. Her heart was very tender, always, except with reference to herself; she often did upbraid herself and never gave herself much credit; she often mourned, in secret, over her few brief memories of the wild, impulsive, almost insane, so- called love of him she'd married in her untried youth; she often said: Poor Boy!
  3. Our cohorts, constantly compelled to wade through your forest marshes, upbraid you with fierce hatred as the falsest of the peoples.
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