Confused, bewildered, surprised.

Katie was lambasted when Stephanie told her that her boyfriend punched her in the nose. Even though it was an accident. {Katie lambasted the boyfriend for hitting Stephanie, then lambasted Stephanie for taking it and looking for ways to excuse his behavior.} {If your boyfriend hits you, dump him. Then report him to the authorities for assault and battery. If it had been an accident, he wouldn't have been making a fist.}

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