upbraidingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

upbraiding +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

upbraidingly (comparative more upbraidingly, superlative most upbraidingly)

  1. So as to upbraid; scoldingly.
    • 1898, Henry Francis Keenan, The Iron Game[1]:
      He hears the horses--they have broken their tethers--he can hear them whinnying, upbraidingly, far off.
    • 1919, Lucas Malet, Deadham Hard[2]:
      And then--there lay the heart of the worry, proving him only too likely a graceless jealous middle-age curmudgeon, a senile sentimentalist, thus did he upbraidingly mock himself--were there not signs of Damaris developing into a rather thorough paced coquette?