reproof

  • 1Reproof — Re*proof (r? pr??f ), n. [OE. reproef. See {Proof}, {Reprove}.] 1. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach …

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  • 2reproof — I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, aspersion, berating, blame, castigation, censure, charge, condemnation, contempt, criticism, denunciation, depreciation, derogation, diatribe, disapprobation, discipline, disparagement, execration,… …

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  • 3reproof — c.1300, shame, disgrace, from O.Fr. reprove, from reprover to blame (see REPROVE (Cf. reprove)). Meaning censure, rebuke is recorded from mid 14c …

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  • 4reproof — ► NOUN ▪ a rebuke or reprimand. ORIGIN from Old French reprover reprove …

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  • 5reproof — [repro͞o′v lri pro͞of′] n. [ME reprove < OFr reprouve < reprouver] the act of reproving or something said in reproving; rebuke; censure: also reproval [repro͞o′v l] …

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  • 6reproof — [[t]rɪpru͟ːf[/t]] reproofs N VAR If you say or do something in reproof, you say or do it to show that you disapprove of what someone has done or said. [FORMAL] She raised her eyebrows in reproof... They spoke in tones of gentle reproof. ...a… …

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  • 7reproof — re|proof [rıˈpru:f] n formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: reprove, from reprover; REPROVE] 1.) [U] blame or disapproval ▪ She greeted me with a look of cold reproof. 2.) a remark that blames or criticizes someone ▪ a mild reproof …

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  • 8reproof — noun formal 1 (U) blame or disapproval: She felt the reproof of her father s gaze. 2 (C) a remark that blames or criticizes someone: a sharp reproof …

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  • 9reproof — UK [rɪˈpruːf] / US [rɪˈpruf] noun Word forms reproof : singular reproof plural reproofs formal a) [uncountable] criticism, or blame b) [countable] a comment that expresses criticism or blame …

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  • 10reproof — noun he muttered reproof Syn: rebuke, reprimand, reproach, admonishment, admonition; disapproval, censure, criticism, condemnation; informal dressing down …

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  • 11reproof — 1. n. 1 blame (a glance of reproof). 2 a rebuke; words expressing blame. Etymology: ME f. OF reprove f. reprover REPROVE 2. v.tr. 1 render (a coat etc.) waterproof again. 2 make a fresh proof of (printed matter etc.) …

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  • 12reproof — noun Etymology: Middle English repref, reprofe, from Anglo French reproefe, from reprover Date: 14th century criticism for a fault ; rebuke …

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  • 13reproof — reproofless, adj. /ri proohf /, n. 1. the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking. 2. an expression of censure or rebuke. [1300 50; ME reprof < OF reprove, deriv. of reprover to REPROVE] Syn. 1. rebuke, reproach, remonstrance, chiding. * * * …

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  • 14reproof — noun Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke …

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  • 15reproof — Synonyms and related words: admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, chiding, correction, lecture, lesson, objurgation, rap, rating, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobation, reproval, scolding, sermon, spanking,&#8230; …

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  • 16reproof — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Censure] Syn. disapproval, disapprobation, blame; see objection 1 . 2. [An oral or written statement intended to censure] Syn. rebuke, reprimand, admonition; see blame 1 , objection 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n.&#8230; …

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  • 17reproof — re|proof [ rı pruf ] noun FORMAL uncount criticism or blame a. count a comment that expresses criticism or blame …

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  • 18reproof — re·proof || rɪ pruːf n. admonition, reproach; censure, condemnation; expression of blame, accusation …

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  • 19reproof — proofer …

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  • 20reproof — reproof1 [rɪ pru:f] noun a rebuke or reprimand. Origin ME: from OFr. reprove, from reprover reprove . reproof2 [ri: pru:f] verb 1》 Brit. make waterproof again. 2》 make a fresh proof of (printed matter) …

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