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reproof

[ri-proof] /rɪˈpruf/
noun
1.
the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking.
2.
an expression of censure or rebuke.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English reprof < Old French reprove, derivative of reprover to reprove
Related forms
reproofless, adjective
self-reproof, noun
Synonyms
1. rebuke, reproach, remonstrance, chiding.
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reproof

/rɪˈpruːf/
noun
1.
an act or expression of rebuke or censure
Word Origin
C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate
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Word Origin and History for reproofless
reproof
c.1300, "shame, disgrace," from O.Fr. reprove, from reprover "to blame" (see reprove). Meaning "censure, rebuke" is recorded from c.1350.
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