Search Result for "berating":
1. a severe rebuke;
- Example: "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
[syn: berating, blowing up]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Berate \Be*rate"\ (b[-e]*r[=a]t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Berated; p. pr. & vb. n. Berating.] [See 2nd rate, v. t..] To rate or chide vehemently; to scold. --Holland. --Motley. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
berating n 1: a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him" [syn: berating, blowing up]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "berating": abuse, assailing, assault, attack, bitter words, blackening, contumely, diatribe, execration, hard words, invective, jawing, jeremiad, onslaught, philippic, rating, revilement, screed, tirade, tongue-lashing, vilification, vituperation