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re·prove

 (rĭ-pro͞ov′)
tr.v. re·proved, re·prov·ing, re·proves
1. To express disapproval to (someone); criticize: reproved the children for making too much noise. See Synonyms at admonish.
2. To express disapproval about (something): "Some bigger boys laughed. But Augustine angrily reproved their frivolity" (Richard Hughes).

[Middle English reproven, from Anglo-Norman repruver, variant of Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, to disapprove; see reprobate.]

re·prov′a·ble adj.
re·prov′al n.
re·prov′er n.
re·prov′ing·ly adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reproving - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a correctivereproving - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
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Translations
مُوَبِّخ، مُؤَنِّب
káravý
irettesættende
vanòóknunar-
karhavý
azarlayıcı

reproving

[rɪˈpruːvɪŋ] ADJreprobador, lleno de reproches
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

reproving

[rɪˈpruːvɪŋ] adj [look, glance, tone] → réprobateur/trice
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

reproving

adj, reprovingly
advtadelnd
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

reproving

[rɪˈpruːvɪŋ] adj (frm) (look, frown) → di rimprovero, di disapprovazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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References in classic literature ?
I leave your excellence with them, for so long as they are in the house, I will remain in my own, and spare myself the trouble of reproving what I cannot remedy;" and without uttering another word, or eating another morsel, he went off, the entreaties of the duke and duchess being entirely unavailing to stop him; not that the duke said much to him, for he could not, because of the laughter his uncalled-for anger provoked.
He was cruel enough to in- flict the severest punishment, artful enough to de- scend to the lowest trickery, and obdurate enough to be insensible to the voice of a reproving conscience.
Reproving the burst of admiration and triumph, to which the boldness of the declaration, and the freshened hopes of revenge had given rise, by turning his gleaming eye around the band, the veteran again addressed his adopted child, as if his purpose was not to be denied.
Upon the whole, the justice first of all told me very courteously I was discharged; that he was very sorry that the mercer's man should in his eager pursuit have so little discretion as to take up an innocent person for a guilty person; that if he had not been so unjust as to detain me afterward, he believed I would have forgiven the first affront; that, however, it was not in his power to award me any reparation for anything, other than by openly reproving them, which he should do; but he supposed I would apply to such methods as the law directed; in the meantime he would bind him over.
President Battulga also noted his reproving stance on the intricate and unacceptable issues surrounding corruption in the mining sector and money-laundering in Mongolia, while expressing his confidence that the Russian side will work closely with the Mongolian Bar Association and share its expertise.
Rabbi Yehuda Deri, the chief rabbi of the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva, sent a letter to the Ramon family reproving the decision of the late Rona Ramon to be cremated.
Former Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuy-rul GE-nay tweeted a reproving message to his former friend E[currency]imE-ek.
My wife, her 'backyard friend' Gemma, was devastated at the news; even now, a week later, I find being in the garden difficult with no Margaret hanging over the fence and merrily reproving me for some off-colour remark I've made in this column.
His Eminence might ponder, during his flights to Rome with his well-nourished confreres, the contradiction of Planet Earth's richest organisation wagging a reproving finger at a hard-up Government pruning unreasonably large hand-outs to the sometimes idle.
As for the quarter [treating] the mortal vices, it [also] contains ten books: the Commentary on the Wonders of the Heart; the Disciplining of the Soul; the Book of the Harmful Effects of the Two Desires ([that of] the belly and that of the genitals); the Harmful Effects of the Tongue; the Harmful Effects of Anger, Harboring Resentment, and Envy; the Book Reproving the World; the Book Reproving Wealth and Miserliness; the Book Reproving High Social Standing and Hypocrisy; the Book Reproving Arrogance and Conceit; and the Book Reproving Delusion.