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Definition of Reproof


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

Reproof Quotations

Reproof on her lip, but a smile in her eye.
Samuel Lover

The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.
John Woolman

They say that it were great reproof to the king to take again what he has given, so that they will not suffer him to have his own good, nor land, nor forfeiture, nor any other good but they ask it from him, or else they take bribes of others to get it for him.
Jack Cade

An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
Walter Savage Landor

Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
Erich von Stroheim
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Reproof Translations

reproof in French is semonce
reproof in German is Vorwurf, Verweis
reproof in Italian is biasimo
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