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Adjective: reproving  ri'proo-ving
  1. Expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    "Yet if no one is voluntarily wicked, nor of himself, the good will be found to be unjustly reproving the bad";
    - admonitory, admonishing, reproachful
Verb: reprove  ri'proov
  1. Reprimand; express disapproval
    "He reproved the child for his bad behaviour";
    - admonish, reproof

See also: unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn [informal], knock [informal], pick apart

Encyclopedia: Reprove