reproof


reproof

noun

  1. the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking.
  2. an expression of censure or rebuke.

noun

  1. an act or expression of rebuke or censure
n.

mid-14c., “a shame, a disgrace,” also “a censure, a rebuke,” from Old French reprove “reproach, rejection,” verbal noun from reprover “to blame, accuse” (see reprove).

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