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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscommination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, censure, riot act, stricture
Antonymscitation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)
Related Wordsadmonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, pan
Near Antonymsacclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit (s), praise; approval, blessing, sanction
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