reprovingly

reprove

[ri-proov]
verb (used with object), reproved, reproving.
1.
to criticize or correct, especially gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake.
2.
to disapprove of strongly; censure: to reprove a bad decision.
3.
Obsolete. to disprove or refute.
verb (used without object), reproved, reproving.
4.
to speak in reproof; administer a reproof.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English reproven < Old French reprover < Late Latin reprobāre, equivalent to re- re- + probāre to test, prove

reprover, noun
reprovingly, adverb

re-prove, reprove.


1. scold, reprimand, upbraid, chide, reprehend, admonish. See reproach.


1. praise.
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reprove (rɪˈpruːv)
 
vb
(tr) to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold
 
[C14: from Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, from Latin re- + probāre to examine, approve1]
 
re'provable
 
adj
 
re'prover
 
n
 
re'proving
 
adj
 
re'provingly
 
adv

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reprove
c.1300, from O.Fr. reprover, from L.L. reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn" (see reprobate).
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