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  Definition of reproof
  1. an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
  2. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger''s car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
Similar Words: rebuke, reproval, reprehension, reprimand, call on the carpet, rag, trounce, lecture, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

 

Hyponyms: riot act, chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, what for, castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down, berating, blowing up, reproach, lecture, speech, talking to, correction, chastening, chastisement, admonition, admonishment, monition, chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down

 

Derivational Morphology: call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, censure, criminate, reprehend, admonish, reprove, chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, reproval, reprehension, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker

 

Anagrams: proffer

 

 
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