Associations to the word «Rebuke»

Wiktionary

REBUKE, noun. A harsh criticism.
REBUKE, verb. To criticise harshly; to reprove.

Dictionary definition

REBUKE, noun. An act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face".
REBUKE, verb. Censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn