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Definition of "reproof" []

  • The act, an instance, or an expression of reproving; a rebuke. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reproof" in a sentence
  • "But the reproof is here given to the stronger and more knowing"
  • "She smiled and in reproof tapped his arm with her fan."
  • "Meanwhile the bully has had not even a word of reproof from the authorities."