reprimand

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈrɛprɪmɑːnd/
  • (US) (noun) IPA: /ˈrɛp.rɪˌmænd/
  • (US) (verb) IPA: /ˈrɛp.rɪˌmænd/ or /ˌrɛp.rɪˈmænd/

Noun[change]

Singular
reprimand

Plural
reprimands

  1. A reprimand is a severe and formal expression of disapproval.

Verb[change]

Plain form
reprimand

Third-person singular
reprimands

Past tense
reprimanded

Past participle
reprimanded

Present participle
reprimanding

  1. If a person is being reprimanded, they are being disapproved in a formal or official way.