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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand(verb)

    an act or expression of criticism and censure

    "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

  2. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    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"


  1. reproof(Noun)

    Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproof(noun)

    refutation; confutation; contradiction

  2. Reproof(noun)

    an expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reproof

    rē-prōōf′, n. a reproving or blaming: rebuke: censure: reprehension.—adj. Reprovable (-ōōv′-), deserving reproof, blame, or censure.—n. Reprov′ableness.—adv. Reprov′ably.—n. Repro′val, the act of reproving: reproof.—v.t. Reprove′, to condemn: to chide: to convict: to censure: to disprove or refute.—ns. Repro′ver; Repro′ving.—adv. Repro′vingly. [O. Fr. reprover (Fr. réprouver)—L. reprobāre, the opposite of approbāre (cf. Approve)—re-, off, probāre, to try.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproof in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproof in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reproof in a Sentence

  1. R Chamberlain:

    Harsh reproof is like a violent storm, soon washed down the channel; but friendly admonitions, like a small shower, pierce deep, and bring forth better reformation.

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