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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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]
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