criticism, dressing-down (informal) lecture, rap on the knuckles, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, row, scolding, slating (informal) telling-off (informal) ticking-off (informal) wigging (Brit. slang)
acclaim, approbation, commendation, encouragement, praise
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If you give someone a talking-to, you speak to them severely, usually about something unacceptable that they have done, in order to show them they were wrong.
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