What is the opposite of speak well of?

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To criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
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“It isn't helpful to castigate a patient about his years of smoking when you are trying to treat his lung cancer.”
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To subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“Now, my friends, you may be sure that in a discussion of this character, the last expedient an opponent can resort to is an attempt to ridicule his antagonist's argument.”
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To criticize
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
“With his gosh-darned, aw-shucks demeanor and disarming smile, he is able to insult entire groups without even realizing he's doing it.”
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