reproof

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noun re·proof \ri-ˈprüf\

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 English Language Learners

reproof

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noun re·proof \ri-ˈprüf\

Definition of reproof for English Language Learners

  • : criticism or blame

  • : a statement that criticizes or blames someone


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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