Words of Criticism
Censure and reprimand indicate formal criticism, usually public or official.
Reprimand indicates direct confrontation.
Ex – The policeman reprimanded the offender.
Censure may be direct or indirect.
Ex – The newspaper censured the politician.
Reproach expresses disapproval that arises from one’s feeling being hurt from someone’s inconsideration, neglect etc.
Ex – She reproached him for forgetting her birthday.
Admonish and reprove are mild forms of criticism. Admonish is usually used in giving warning or counsel.
Ex – He admonished his colleague for not finishing his work in time.
Reprove is friendly criticism to help correct a fault or pattern.
Ex – She reproved her brother for smoking too much.
Rebuke is sharp criticism and is usually abrupt.
Ex – Her boss rebuked her for disturbing him during the meeting.
So that was about words of disapproval. I hope you don’t have any for us. If you do, you can comment below.
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