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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, an instance, or an expression of reproving; a rebuke.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

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)

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