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Noun: reproof  ri'proof
  1. An act or expression of criticism and censure
    "he had to take the reproof with a smile on his face";
    - rebuke, reproval, reprehension, reprimand
Verb: reproof  ri'proof
  1. Reprimand; express disapproval
    - admonish, reprove

Derived forms: reproofed, reproofing, reproofs

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticism, criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Reproof