Synonyms for Rebuke:


deride, criticize, denigrate, find fault with. blame (noun)
communication (noun)
reproof, reprehension, reprimand, reproval.
condemnation (noun)
slap in the face, chewing out, dressing down, insult, correction, admonishment, repulse, snub, tongue-lashing, scolding, refusal, ostracism, remonstrance, castigation, blame, rating, put down, berating, rebuff, affliction, punishment, expostulation.
protest (noun)
rebuke (noun)
reprehension, have words, reproval, scold, lambast, chide, jaw, rag, lambaste, lecture, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, trounce, chew up, reproof, berate, dress down, reprimand.
reprimand; harsh criticism (noun)
slap in the face, punishment, castigation, censure, scolding, expostulation, blame, lecture, rebuff, remonstrance, affliction, tongue-lashing, reprehension, berating, repulse, correction, reproval, snub, reproof, rating, admonishment, reproach, ostracism, refusal, rap.


blame (verb)
ascribe, censure, accuse, blame, reproach, charge, indict, condemn, attribute, impute.
protest (verb)
reprimand; criticize harshly (verb)
berate, chide, bawl out, upbraid, dress down, reprimand, admonish, chew out, scold, reprove, castigate.
repulse (verb)

Other synonyms:

scolding, deride, admonishment, criticize, denigrate. rap. put down, chastise. admonish
find fault with, indict.
Other relevant words:
slap in the face, berate, criticize, insult, find fault with, expostulation, lecture, reprehension, reprove, punishment, bawl out, admonish, attack, jaw, ostracism, chide, berating, reprimand, rap, lambast, castigation, let someone have it, deride, snub, castigate, remonstrance, scold, have words, rag, refusal, remonstrate, repulse, reproof, correction, admonishment, dress down, chew up, tax, reproval, upbraid, tongue-lashing, trounce, dressing down, rebuff, chastise, lambaste, chew out, chewing out, affliction, rating, denigrate, scolding.

Usage examples for rebuke

  1. Should vice expect to 'scape rebuke Because its owner is a dukel? – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  2. At this rebuke Richard Wood drew rein suddenly and gazed sharply about him on all sides. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  3. Because of this sensitive condition, the final rebuke at the luncheon table, before all the boys, cut him more deeply than Irving suspected. – The Jester of St. Timothy's by Arthur Stanwood Pier