Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rhetorical figure seeking to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A figure by which a person seeks to convince and move by an elegant kind of upbraiding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the employment of rebuke or reproaches, in order to produce an oratorical effect, as when a speaker seeks to rouse a legislative or popular assembly and impel it to decided action: accounted by some a figure. Also called epitimesis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them

Etymologies

Latin reproof, from Ancient Greek to strike at, reprove. (Wiktionary)

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