Reprimand vs Harangue - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between reprimand and harangue
is that reprimand
is to reprove in a formal or official way while harangue
As a noun reprimand
is a severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
- Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him.
To reprove in a formal or official way.
* 1983 . Rosen, Stanley. Plato’s Sophist: The Drama of Original & Image. South Bend, Indiana, USA: St. Augustine’s Press. p. 62.
- He is struck by Antinous, who is in turn reprimanded by one of the “proud young men” courting Penelope:
* See also
An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
- She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
* 1895 , , Ch X:
- The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
- But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.
* (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade
To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
* 1814 , , Ch XV:
- The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
- This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."
* admonish, berate, lecture