berating berating  /bɪ ˈreɪ tɪŋ/


  • (n) a severe rebuke


  1. She recently sent a letter out to hundreds of hedge funds berating them for their large fees and for halting client redemptions when funds were down.
  2. And they particularly enjoyed life when applause began to greet their berating of the robber barons, president makers, economic royalists, malefactors of great wealth.
  3. The head of her Anchorage office followed up with a call to Monegan berating him for his insensitivity.


  1. Rudest, Most Obnoxious Customer In America? Woman Goes On Tirade With Racist Insults Because She Didn’t Get Receipt!

    Welcome to infamy, Taylor Chapman. In what appear to be one of the rudest, most obnoxious and undeserved rants ever, a Florida woman videotaped herself berating workers a Dunkin’ Donuts… READ ON
    on June 11, 2013     Source:

  2. Pressure points: Prep coaches seek solutions as more is expected of them

    Like most people who watched the video of Rutgers men's basketball coach Mike Rice pushing, kicking and berating players, Joe...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. For hard-hit Greeks, IMF mea culpa comes too late

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks reacted with an air of vindication and outrage at the International Monetary Fund's admission it erred in its handling of the country's bailout, berating an apology that comes ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. In a December 2005 lawsuit, Harris accused Portland of "humiliating, berating and ostracizing" her, and claimed she was told that she needed to look "more feminine."
    on Feb 5, 2007 By: Jennifer Harris Source:

  2. "I'm not berating the officials, but we learned later the head of officials said, 'Hey, those should've been called,'" Spurrier said.
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Steve Spurrier Source: Forbes

  3. "The irony," Mr. Garten said, "is that most of our partners, after berating us for being irresponsible and greedy, want to return to the era when American consumers supported the world, when we spent too much and saved too little."
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Jeffrey E Garten Source: New York Times

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propriety propriety
/prə ˈpraɪ ə ti /