Definitions for: Reproof

[n] an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
[v] censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*proof" (r?-pr??f"), n. [OE. reproef. See Proof,
1. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. [Obs.]

2. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame
expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding;

Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.

Syn: Admonition; reprehension; chiding; reprimand; rebuke;
censure; blame. See Admonition.

Synonyms: bawl out, berate, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehension, reprimand, reprimand, reproval, scold, trounce

See Also: admonishment, admonition, bawling out, berating, blowing up, brush down, castigate, castigation, chasten, chastening, chastise, chastisement, chewing out, chiding, correct, correction, criticise, criticism, criticize, dressing down, earful, going-over, lecture, monition, objurgate, objurgation, pick apart, reproach, riot act, scolding, speech, talking to, tell off, unfavorable judgment, upbraiding, what for

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