I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, aspersion, berating, blame, castigation, censure, charge, condemnation, contempt, criticism, denunciation, depreciation, derogation, diatribe, disapprobation, discipline, disparagement, execration, expostulation, exprobration, impeachment, objection, objurgation, obloquy rebuff, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproval, revilement, scolding, upbraiding II index admonition, aspersion, bad repute, blame (culpability), charge (accusation), condemnation (blame), contempt (disdain), conviction (finding of guilt), criticism, denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, discipline (punishment), disparagement, impeachment, objurgation, ostracism, rebuff, remonstrance, reprimand, reproach, revilement, stricture

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  • Reproof — Re*proof (r? pr??f ), n. [OE. reproef. See {Proof}, {Reprove}.] 1. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reproof — c.1300, shame, disgrace, from O.Fr. reprove, from reprover to blame (see REPROVE (Cf. reprove)). Meaning censure, rebuke is recorded from mid 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • reproof — ► NOUN ▪ a rebuke or reprimand. ORIGIN from Old French reprover reprove …   English terms dictionary

  • reproof — [repro͞o′v lri pro͞of′] n. [ME reprove < OFr reprouve < reprouver] the act of reproving or something said in reproving; rebuke; censure: also reproval [repro͞o′v l] …   English World dictionary

  • reproof — [[t]rɪpru͟ːf[/t]] reproofs N VAR If you say or do something in reproof, you say or do it to show that you disapprove of what someone has done or said. [FORMAL] She raised her eyebrows in reproof... They spoke in tones of gentle reproof. ...a… …   English dictionary

  • reproof — re|proof [rıˈpru:f] n formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: reprove, from reprover; REPROVE] 1.) [U] blame or disapproval ▪ She greeted me with a look of cold reproof. 2.) a remark that blames or criticizes someone ▪ a mild reproof …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reproof — noun formal 1 (U) blame or disapproval: She felt the reproof of her father s gaze. 2 (C) a remark that blames or criticizes someone: a sharp reproof …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reproof — UK [rɪˈpruːf] / US [rɪˈpruf] noun Word forms reproof : singular reproof plural reproofs formal a) [uncountable] criticism, or blame b) [countable] a comment that expresses criticism or blame …   English dictionary

  • reproof — noun he muttered reproof Syn: rebuke, reprimand, reproach, admonishment, admonition; disapproval, censure, criticism, condemnation; informal dressing down …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • reproof — 1. n. 1 blame (a glance of reproof). 2 a rebuke; words expressing blame. Etymology: ME f. OF reprove f. reprover REPROVE 2. 1 render (a coat etc.) waterproof again. 2 make a fresh proof of (printed matter etc.) …   Useful english dictionary

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