Definitions

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

  • adjective Not rebuked for a fault or misdeed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not reproved; not censured.
  • Not liable to reproof or blame.
  • Not disproved.

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

  • adjective Not reproved.
  • adjective obsolete Not having incurred reproof, blameless.

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  • adjective Not reproved.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ reproved

Examples

  • I thought only of your impatience, and the people waiting, and the pleasure of days to come when, free from this intolerable bond, I could keep my place at your side and bear your name unreproved and taste to the full the awe and delight of a passion such as few women ever feel, because few women were ever loved by

    The Filigree Ball Being a full and true account of the solution of the mystery concerning the Jeffrey-Moore affair

  • I thought only of your impatience, and the people waiting, and the pleasure of days to come when, free from this intolerable bond, I could keep my place at your side and bear your name unreproved and taste to the full the awe and delight of a passion such as few women ever feel, because few women were ever loved by a man like you.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Similarly Milton has 'unreproved' for 'not reprovable,'

    Milton's Comus

  • But the pleasures of _L'Allegro_ begin with the sun-rise and yet are "unreproved"; those of _Comus_ and his crew begin with the darkness and are "unreproved" only if "these dun shades will ne'er report" them.

    Milton's Comus

  • The pain of sitting on the narrow bench was such that often he got up and walked about, unreproved by the telescreen.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The pain of sitting on the narrow bench was such that often he got up and walked about, unreproved by the telescreen.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The highest end of the board, the most commodious settle by the fire, — these were the only marks of distinction; and the servants mingled, with deference indeed, but unreproved and with freedom, in whatever conversation was going forward.

    The Monastery

  • Median fashion by women and eunuchs, which led to their becoming such as people do become when they are brought up unreproved.

    Laws

  • Should such men go unreproved, unchecked, by wandering baronets incognito?

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • There is a privacy in this intercourse which allows things to slip out unreproved that would have been in doubtful taste had they been spoken in public.

    The Common Reader, Second Series

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