(also lambast /-ˈbast/)
- Criticize (someone or something) harshly: they lambasted the report as a gross distortion of the truthMore example sentences
criticize, castigate, chastise, censure, condemn, take to task, harangue, attack, rail at, rant at, revile, fulminate against, haul/call over the coals; upbraid, scold, reprimand, rebuke, chide, reprove, admonish, berate• informal rap someone's knuckles, slap someone's wrist, lay into, pitch into, tear into, lace into, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, carpet, tell off, bawl outNorth American • informal chew out
- 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?
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- She then proceeded to give the pair a verbal lambasting, calling them good for nothing animals.
- Mark Hughes likened Sir Alex Ferguson's nose-to-nose dressing downs after a defeat to a blast from a hairdryer, and the Scot's renowned lambasting was known to reduce even the most hardened professional to a nodding, whimpering wreck.
- It was a more gritty match this week compared to the free-flowing football of last week and their co-manager, Mickey Lawson, admitted he had given one or two of his underperformers a lambasting at the interval.