Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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UPBRA'ID, verb transitive

1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast in the teeth; followed by with or for, before the thing imputed; as, to upbraid a man for his folly or his intemperance.

Yet do not upbraid us with our distress.

He upbraided them with their unbelief. Mark 16:14.

[The use of to and of, after upbraid as to upbraid a man of his gain by iniquity, to upbraid to a man his evil practices, has been long discontinued.]

2. To reproach; to chide.

God who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not. James 1:5.

3. To reprove with severity.

Then he began to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done - Matthew 11:20.

4. To bring reproach on.

How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!

5. To treat with contempt. obsolete