Definition of reproof noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    reproof

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rɪˈpruf//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] blame or disapproval His words were a mixture of pity and reproof.
  2. 2[countable] a remark that expresses blame or disapproval synonym rebuke She received a mild reproof from the teacher.
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