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re·proof

 (rĭ-pro͞of′)
n.
The act, an instance, or an expression of reproving; a rebuke.

[Middle English reprof, variant of reprove, repreve, from Old French reprueve, from reprover, to find fault with; see reprove.]

reproof

(rɪˈpruːf) or

reproval

n
an act or expression of rebuke or censure
[C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate]

re-proof′


v.t.

re•proof

(rɪˈpruf)

n.
1. the act of reproving or censuring.
2. an expression of censure or rebuke.
[1300–50; Middle English reprof < Old French reprove, derivative of reprover to reprove]
re•proof′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reproof - an act or expression of criticism and censurereproof - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
riot act - a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
chiding, objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly
what for - a strong reprimand
berating, blowing up - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
chastening, chastisement, correction - a rebuke for making a mistake
admonishment, monition, admonition - a firm rebuke
Verb1.reproof - censure severely or angrilyreproof - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
brush down, tell off - reprimand; "She told the misbehaving student off"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

reproof

reproof

noun
Words expressive of strong disapproval:
Slang: rap.
Translations
تَوْبيخ، تَأنيب
výčitka
irettesættelse
ávítur
aizrādījumspārmetums
azarlama

reproof

[ˌriːˈpruːf] Nreprobación f, regaño m
to administer a reproof to sbreprender a algn

reproof

[rɪˈpruːf] nreproche m
with reproof [look] → d'un air réprobateur

reproof

1
vt garmentfrisch or neu imprägnieren

reproof

2
nTadel m, → Rüge f

reproof

[rɪˈpruːf] reproval [rɪˈpruːvl] n (frm) → riprovazione f

reproof

(rəˈpruːf) noun
(an) act of rebuking or reproaching. a glance of stern reproof; He has received several reproofs for bad behaviour.
reprove (rəˈpruːv) verb
to tell (a person) that he has done wrong. The teacher reproved the boys for coming late to school.
reˈproving adjective
a reproving look.
reˈprovingly adverb
References in classic literature ?
The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof.
The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
Her father and female guardian were incessantly busy in pursuit of her,--but, when caught, she melted from them again like a summer cloud; and as no word of chiding or reproof ever fell on her ear for whatever she chose to do, she pursued her own way all over the boat.
And what a glance she had: when it fell in reproof upon those servants, they shrunk and quailed as timid people do when the lightning flashes out of a cloud.
The perplexity and dissatisfaction of the house expressed itself in mur- murs and provoked a reproof from the bench.
Cobb, tacitly and quietly, but none the less surely, though the reproof was dealt with one glance, quickly sent and as quickly withdrawn.
Elton took the reproof, so rapidly did another subject succeed; for Mr.
The clergyman stayed to exchange a few sentences, either of admonition or reproof, with his haughty parishioner; this duty done, he too departed.
The three ladies entered the morning-room; and Magdalen acknowledged Miss Garth's reproof by banging the door.
She stood erect, with an expression of cold distaste for reproof of any sort.
I remember well how sad and dreary those days and hours were to me; I remember well how I began to doubt as they went by, and even to lose confidence in the faith of Don Fernando; and I remember, too, how my maid heard those words in reproof of her audacity that she had not heard before, and how I was forced to put a constraint on my tears and on the expression of my countenance, not to give my parents cause to ask me why I was so melancholy, and drive me to invent falsehoods in reply.
Albert, Albert," said Madame de Morcerf, in a tone of mild reproof, "what are you saying?