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Noun
A harsh expression of disapproval or criticism
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“He had more expected a sharp rebuke for sleeping late, maybe even a none-too-gentle reminder in the form of a hand to his backside.”
Noun
The state of being reprobated
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Noun
An abrupt or ungracious rejection of an offer, request, or friendly gesture
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Verb
To criticize or scold sternly
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“When his mother would rebuke him for bad behavior, he was apt to vex her by asking puzzling questions about religion.”
Verb
Keep at bay
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Rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully
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