Etymology
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reproof (n.)

mid-14c., "a shame, a disgrace" (a sense now obsolete), also "a censure to one's face, a rebuke addressed to a person," from Old French reprove "reproach, rejection," verbal noun from reprover "to blame, accuse" (see reprove).

updated on July 14, 2021

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Definitions of reproof from WordNet
1
reproof (v.)
take to task;
Synonyms: admonish / reprove
2
reproof (n.)
an act or expression of criticism and censure;
Synonyms: rebuke / reproval / reprehension / reprimand
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