Synonyms for talking to

Synonyms for (noun) talking to

Synonyms: speech, talking to, lecture

Definition: a lengthy rebuke

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

Similar words: reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, rebuke

Definition: an act or expression of criticism and censure

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