Simple Definition of reproof
: criticism or blame
: a statement that criticizes or blames someone
Full Definition of reproof
: criticism for a fault : rebuke
Examples of reproof in a sentence
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>
Origin and Etymology of reproof
Middle English repref, reprofe, from Anglo-French reproefe, from reprover
First Known Use: 14th century
REPROOF Defined for Kids
Definition of reproof for Students
: blame or criticism for a fault
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