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.

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