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Meaning of UPBRAID

Pronunciation:  up'breyd

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  utter a reproach to; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

UPBRAID is a 7 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: reproach
 See Also: accuse, criminate, impeach, incriminate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Up*braid"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Upbraided}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Upbraiding}.] [OE. upbreiden; AS, upp up + bregdan to
    draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw,
    brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid.
    See {Up}, and {Braid}, v. t.]
    1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to
       reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed
       by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
             And upbraided them with their unbelief. --Mark xvi.
             Vet do not Upbraid us our distress.   --Shak.
    2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
             Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of
             his mighty works were done.           --Matt. xi. 20
             How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!
                                                   --Sir P.
    3. To treat with contempt. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    4. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; --
       with to before the person. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    Syn: To reproach; blame; censure; condemn.
  2. \Up*braid"\, v. i.
    To utter upbraidings. --Pope.
  3. \Up*braid"\, n.
    The act of reproaching; contumely. [Obs.] `` Foul upbraid.''