Reprimand vs Harangue - What's the difference?

reprimand | harangue |


As verbs the difference between reprimand and harangue

is that reprimand is to reprove in a formal or official way while harangue is .

As a noun reprimand

is a severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.

reprimand

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
  • * Macaulay
  • Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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:

    Synonyms

    * See also

    See also

    * admonish * admonition * rebuke * reprehend * reprehension * reproof * reproval * reprove

    harangue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
    The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
  • * 1895 , , Ch X:
  • But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.

    Synonyms

    * (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade

    Verb

    (harangu)
  • To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
  • The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
  • * 1814 , , Ch XV:
  • 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."

    Synonyms

    * admonish, berate, lecture

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