(also lambast /-ˈbast/)
- Criticize (someone or something) harshly: they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truthMore example sentences
criticize, chastise, censure, take to task, harangue, rail at, rant at, fulminate against; upbraid, scold, reprimand, rebuke, castigate, chide, reprove, admonish, berate• 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
- 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?