• WordNet 3.6
    • n upbraiding a severe scolding
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n upbraiding The act or language of one who upbraids; severe reproof or reproach.
    • n upbraiding Nausea; vomiting.
    • upbraiding Reproachful; chiding.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Upbraiding a charging with something wrong: act of reproaching
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. up, up, on, bregdan, to braid.


In literature:

She might have upbraided him for carelessness in the matter of the luggage.
"Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.)" by Arnold Bennett
Had it been anything but a sealskin mantle, and equally costly, Mrs Machin would have upbraided.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
She welcomes him, and in the same breath upbraids him.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
Indeed, I could almost upbraid you for sending me another bottle.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
They have been upbraided in Europe as eaters of human flesh, but such is not the case.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
Meeting the sure-enough lady shortly after, he upbraided her for her cold passivity on the occasion named.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
They were quick to upbraid.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
The princes upbraided her loudly for her deceit, and became more importunate than ever.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
He was expecting every moment that his young wife would gently upbraid him for his raillery, and he had not long to wait.
"Dorothy Dainty's Gay Times" by Amy Brooks
Their silence seemed to anger Lopez, for he upbraided them for their sulkiness.
"Boy Scouts in Southern Waters" by G. Harvey Ralphson

In poetry:

I in the world must live;--but thou,
Thou melancholy shade!
Wilt not, if thou can'st see me now,
Condemn me, nor upbraid.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
But I dream!--The dusk, upbraiding,
Deepens without moon or star;
Darkness and my sorrow aiding,
We but fading phantoms are.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Thou, the patient Heaven upbraiding,"
Spake a solemn Voice within;
"Weary of our Lord's forbearance,
Art thou free from sin?
"What The Voice Said" by John Greenleaf Whittier
God is benign to all that beg his aid,
To ev'ry one that asks, he freely grants,
He gives to all, and never does upbraid,
He gives abundantly, to each that wants.
"Advice To Prepare Ourselves, Before We Come To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
And hears time meek upbraiding call
As gently on his spirit fall,
As if th' Almighty Son
Were prisoner yet in this dark earth,
Nor had proclaimed His royal birth,
Nor His great power begun.
"The Conversion Of St. Paul" by John Keble
Betty Yack, of Mittyack, charming was and young;
But Betty Yack of Mittyack, had a bitter tongue.
And she married her one Otto who henceforth seemed doomed for life,
To submit to the upbraiding of his bonny, bitter wife.
"The Alternative - 1927" by C J Dennis

In news:

(Sept 16, 2010) Once again — see this week's "Mailbox" — my neighbor Neal Latt upbraids the Journal for ideological impurity when it comes to matters Arklish.
Mesquite ISD says 4-year-old disciplined for long hair can upbraid his locks.
How to upbraid and use the media.
The foreman made it a point to upbraid any worker who ignored safety rules.
BP CEO's Testimony Draws Upbraiding by Many on House Energy Panel.
Chief Executive Is Criticized After Upbraiding Workers by E-Mail.
NATO and European Union leaders upbraided Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Monday over the arrest of political opponents as he visited Brussels to try to bolster ties with the West.
Tellingly, Anonymous also upbraided the OSCE for training Ukrainian police to combat activist hackers .
The Chicago Bears were not happy with the hit that ended right guard Lance Louis' season, and even mild-mannered coach Lovie Smith publicly upbraided Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen for it.
She upbraids Lear for his riotous men, and for defending them.
The Vatican Should Exalt Catholic Nuns, Not Upbraid Them.