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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 ?
It is far more becoming to go straight forward." The young Crab replied: "Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it." The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
For, though your accusations were ill-founded, formed on mistaken premises, my behaviour to you at the time had merited the severest reproof. It was unpardonable.
I am afraid I have often been too indulgent, but my poor Frederica's temper could never bear opposition well: you must support and encourage me; you must urge the necessity of reproof if you see me too lenient." All this sounds very reasonable.
The prudent housekeeper was again dispatched to bring the unhappy culprit before Mr Allworthy, in order, not as it was hoped by some, and expected by all, to be sent to the house of correction, but to receive wholesome admonition and reproof; which those who relish that kind of instructive writing may peruse in the next chapter.
She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle.
Upon this, a second lady among the company assumed a position of prominence, and answered the young person who had just spoken with a look of mild reproof, and in a tone of benevolent protest.
You could not give me a greater reproof for the mistake I fell into.
Sir John did not much understand this reproof; but he laughed as heartily as if he did, and then replied,
"Albert, Albert," said Madame de Morcerf, in a tone of mild reproof, "what are you saying?
The slightest reproof, the most mild and justifiable remonstrance, would be met by a resentful glare and an evil shrinking of his thin dry upper lip, a snarl of hate to which he generally added the agreeable sound of grinding teeth.
At Doctor Allday's age a man is not easily discouraged by reproof, even when it is administered by a handsome woman.
He received the reproof with exemplary resignation; but he held to his conditions nevertheless.