Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Reproach; blame.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Disproof; confutation; refutation.
  • noun Synonyms Monition, Reprehension, etc. See admonition and censure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Refutation; confutation; contradiction.
  • noun An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke.

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

  • verb censure severely or angrily
  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure

Etymologies

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

[Middle English reprof, variant of reprove, repreve, from Old French reprueve, from reprover, to find fault with; see reprove.]

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