Definition of lambaste in English:

lambaste

Syllabification: lam·baste
Pronunciation: /lamˈbāst
 
, lamˈbast
 
/
(also lambast /-ˈbast/)

verb

[with object]
Criticize (someone or something) harshly: they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truth
More example sentences
  • She praises the grit of her adopted city, barely raising the ire of the critics who had once lambasted her as a carpetbagger, using New York as a stepping stone to her likely bid for higher office.
  • Critics have lambasted him for going over the top on trivia and conversely for not putting in the boot hard enough.
  • Is it really a coincidence that those critics who continue to lambaste traditional media organisations for their supposedly partisan bias and lack of objectivity are actually contributing to making the media more biased?
Synonyms
criticize, chastise, censure, take to task, harangue, rail at, rant at, fulminate against;
informal lay into, tear into, give someone a dressing-down, dress down, give someone what for, give someone a tongue-lashing, tell off, bawl out, chew out
formal excoriate

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'beat, thrash'): from lam1 + baste3. The current sense dates from the late 19th century.

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