Reproof - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpruːf|  American pronunciation of the word reproof
Brit.  |rɪˈpruːf|  British pronunciation of the word reproof

noun

- an act or expression of criticism and censure (syn: rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproval)

verb

- take to task (syn: admonish, reprove)

Examples

The fear of reproof prevented them from complaining.

...even in church we were not free from Mother's familiar reproof of our ingrained tendency to fidget in our seats...

She greeted me with a look of cold reproof.

Word forms

noun
singular: reproof
plural: reproofs
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