noun re·proof \ri-ˈprüf\

: criticism or blame

: a statement that criticizes or blames someone

Full Definition of REPROOF

:  criticism for a fault :  rebuke

Examples of REPROOF

  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 of REPROOF

Middle English repref, reprofe, from Anglo-French reproefe, from reprover
First Known Use: 14th century


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