• IPA: /ɹiˈbjuːk/, /ɹɪˈbjuːk/

rebuke (plural rebukes)

  1. A harsh criticism.
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track ↗
      There was the sternness of an old-fashioned Tour patron in his rebuke to the young Frenchman Pierre Rolland, the only one to ride away from the peloton and seize the opportunity for a lone attack before being absorbed back into the bunch, where he was received with coolness.
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rebuke (rebukes, present participle rebuking; past and past participle rebuked)

  1. To criticise harshly; to reprove.
    O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger or discipline me in Your wrath. (Psalm 6, BSB)
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