AskDefine | Define reproof

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reproof n : an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke, reproval, reprehension, reprimand] v : 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" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

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  1. Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke.

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act or instance of reproving; a rebuke

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