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
But the reproof is here given to the stronger and more knowing
Meanwhile the bully has had not even a word of reproof from the authorities.
In spite of continued reproof from the wardresses I kept on my nightdress in the day time, the only under-garment with long sleeves, and I passed the night in all my day-clothes.
She smiled and in reproof tapped his arm with her fan.
Coming after her, but not having noticed the Therī's action, she said in reproof: 'What prostitute has been spitting in this place?'
She sank her fangs into her mate's shoulder in reproof; and he, frightened, unaware of what constituted this new onslaught, struck back ferociously and in still greater fright, ripping down the side of the she-wolf's muzzle.
"Miss Audrey, my dear –" began Pierson, in reproof, but
Christian reproof is an ordinance of Christ for the bringing of sinners to repentance, and must be managed as an ordinance.
It is an awful thing to receive a reproof from a church, from a minister, a reprover by office; and therefore it is the more regarded by such as pay any deference to an institution of Christ and his ambassadors.
He reproves them, and the reproof is very close and warm: he calls them foolish Galatians, v. 1.