from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act, an instance, or an expression of reproving; a rebuke.
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- n. Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Refutation; confutation; contradiction.
- n. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reproach; blame.
- n. The act of one who reproves; expression of blame or censure addressed to a person; blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; reprehension; rebuke; reprimand.
- n. Disproof; confutation; refutation.
- n. Synonyms Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition and censure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. censure severely or angrily
- n. an act or expression of criticism and censure
Middle English reprof, variant of reprove, repreve, from Old French reprueve, from reprover, to find fault with; see reprove.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)