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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reproof  \Re*proof"\  (r?-pr??f"),  n.  [OE.  reproef.  See  {Proof}, 
  {Reprove}.] 
  1.  Refutation;  confutation;  contradiction.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  An  expression  of  blame  or  censure;  especially,  blame 
  expressed  to  the  face;  censure  for  a  fault;  chiding; 
  reproach. 
 
  Those  best  can  bear  reproof  who  merit  praise. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  Admonition;  reprehension;  chiding;  reprimand;  rebuke; 
  censure;  blame.  See  {Admonition}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reproof 
  n  :  an  expression  of  criticism  and  censure;  "he  had  to  take  the 
  rebuke  with  a  smile  on  his  face"  [syn:  {rebuke},  {reproval}, 
  {reprehension},  {reprimand}] 
  v  :  censure  severely  or  angrily;  "The  mother  scolded  the  child 
  for  entering  the  stranger's  car";  "The  deputy  ragged  the 
  Prime  Minister";  "The  customer  dressed  down  the  waiter 
  for  bringing  cold  soup";  check"  is  archaic  [syn:  {rebuke}, 
  {check},  {rag},  {lecture},  {reprimand},  {jaw},  {dress 
  down},  {scold},  {chide},  {berate},  {bawl  out},  {remonstrate}, 
  {chew  out},  {chew  up},  {have  words},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 




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