- admonish: to reprove firmly but not harshly
- aspersion: a disparaging or malicious remark; slanderous accusation
- castigate: To inflict severe punishment on; To criticize severely
- chastise: to criticize (someone) harshly for doing something wrong
- chide: to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently
- contumely: Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.
- deride: to speak of or treat with contempt, mockery, or ridicule; scoff or jeer at
- disrepute: state of not being respected or trusted by most people : a state of having a bad reputation
- excoriate: to censure strongly; denounce
- fulmination: To issue a thunderous verbal attack or denunciation
- ignominy: a situation or event that causes you to feel ashamed or embarrassed
- infamy: Evil fame or reputation; An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.
- inveigh: to protest or complain about (something or someone) very strongly
- lambaste: to criticize (someone or something) very harshly
- objurgate: To scold or rebuke sharply; berate.
- obloquy: harsh or critical statements about someone; the condition of someone who lost the respect of other people
- rebuke: To criticize or reprove sharply; reprimand
- reproach: expression of disapproval or disappointment; loss of reputation
- reprehend: To reprove, censure; to find fault with
- reprimand: To reprove severely, especially in a formal or official way; A severe, formal, or official rebuke or censure.
- reprove: To voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; to find fault with
- scold: To reprimand or criticize harshly and usually angrily
- upbraid: To reprove sharply; reproach