self-reproof

reproof

[ri-proof]
noun
1.
the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking.
2.
an expression of censure or rebuke.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English reprof < Old French reprove, derivative of reprover to reprove

reproofless, adjective
self-reproof, noun


1. rebuke, reproach, remonstrance, chiding.
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reproof or reproval (rɪˈpruːf, rɪˈpruːvəl)
 
n
an act or expression of rebuke or censure
 
[C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate]
 
reproval or reproval
 
n
 
[C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate]

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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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