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Definition 1: a lengthy rebuke - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where talking to or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
  • the teacher gave him a talking to

Synonyms for talking to in the sense of this definition

(talking to is a kind of ...) an act or expression of criticism and censure

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

(... is a kind of talking to ) a moralistic rebuke

"your preaching is wasted on him"

(... is a kind of talking to ) a private lecture to a husband by his wife

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