Definition Of reproof
an expression of blame or disapproval.
she welcomed him with a mild reproof for leaving her alone
make a fresh proof of (printed matter).
Example Of reproof
a look of reproof
A statue showing Medea about to slaughter her children symbolizes the reproof of infanticide. In this case, death is clearly shown as a contained force, even a holy force.
‘And what is more,’ he continued, with the slightest hint of reproof in his voice, ‘You should learn to mind your tongue.’
By the faintly chagrined expression on his face, Darius could very safely assume that Asgard had received a similar reproof .
Chris shook his finger in a mock reproof of his niece.