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reproof

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noun re·proof \ri-ˈprüf\

Simple Definition of reproof

  • : criticism or blame

  • : a statement that criticizes or blames someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reproof

  1. :  criticism for a fault :  rebuke

Examples of reproof in a sentence

  1. The fear of reproof prevented them from complaining.

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



Origin and Etymology of reproof

Middle English repref, reprofe, from Anglo-French reproefe, from reprover


First Known Use: 14th century


REPROOF Defined for Kids

reproof

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noun re·proof \ri-ˈprüf\

Definition of reproof for Students

  1. :  blame or criticism for a fault





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