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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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Adv.1.reprovingly - in a reproving or reproachful manner; "she spoke to him reprovingly"
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[rɪˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] ADV [speak] → en tono reprobador, con reprobación
she looked at me reprovinglyme miró severa, me reprendió con la mirada


[rɪˈpruːvɪŋlɪ] adv (frm) → con aria di rimprovero


(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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Sometimes she was at her fort, issuing commands; sometimes she was careering over the plain at the head of her men; sometimes she was training her horse; once she said, reprovingly, "You are giving me the wrong foot; give me the left - don't you know it is good-bye?"
"It isn't Bill, it's Billina; and you're talking slang, which is very undig'n'fied," said Dorothy, reprovingly. "Come here, Billina, and I'll let you out; for Ozma of Oz is here, and has set us free."
Stepan Arkadyevitch shook his head and laughed reprovingly at Veslovsky.
Elizabeth was looking at him reprovingly, her weapon poised for another onslaught.
Norwegian Anna, always dignified, looked at her reprovingly.
"You tried to be funny about joy and duty," said Miss Dearborn reprovingly; "so of course you didn't succeed."
"You see, Eureka," remarked Dorothy, reprovingly, "you are making yourself disliked.
"You musn't say such things, Billina," said Dorothy, reprovingly. "Now let's go into Pop Over's back yard and get the waffles."
When will you stop such romping ways?" said Meg reprovingly, as she settled her cuffs and smoothed her hair, with which the wind had taken liberties.
I felt really uneasy at the thought that she might detect the trick: and I contrived, unperceived by her, to shake my head reprovingly at the pseudo-philosopher.