reprimand

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EtymologyEdit

From French réprimande, from réprimer (to repress).

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ænd
  • (US) (as a noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛp.ɹəˌmænd/, /ˈɹɛp.ɹəˌmɑnd/
  • (US) (as a verb) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛp.ɹəˌmænd/, /ˈɹɛp.ɹəˌmɑnd/, /ˌɹɛp.ɹəˈmænd/, /ˌɹɛp.ɹəˈmɑnd/

NounEdit

reprimand (plural reprimands)

  1. A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
    • Macaulay
      Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him.

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VerbEdit

reprimand (third-person singular simple present reprimands, present participle reprimanding, simple past and past participle reprimanded)

  1. To reprove in a formal or official way.
    • 1983. Rosen, Stanley. Plato’s Sophist: The Drama of Original & Image. South Bend, Indiana, USA: St. Augustine’s Press. p. 62.
      He is struck by Antinous, who is in turn reprimanded by one of the “proud young men” courting Penelope:

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Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 17:32