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Meaning of REPROOF

Pronunciation:  ree'proof

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
  2. [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

REPROOF is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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}.