reproof (Meaning)

Wordnet

reproof (n)

an act or expression of criticism and censure

Wordnet

reproof (v)

take to task

Webster

reproof (n.)

Refutation; confutation; contradiction.

An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.

reproof Sentence Examples

  1. The teacher's reproof was received with humility and a determination to improve.
  2. The stinging reproof from the manager left the employee feeling demoralized.
  3. The harsh reproof from the principal sent shivers down the students' spines.
  4. The wise mentor offered gentle reproof, guiding the apprentice toward a better path.
  5. The friend's reproof was well-intended but delivered with blunt honesty.
  6. The public reproof of the politician damaged their reputation beyond repair.
  7. The reproof was issued in private to avoid embarrassing the individual involved.
  8. The firm but loving reproof from the parent helped the child understand their mistake.
  9. The reproof was so severe that it felt like a personal attack.
  10. Despite the reproof, the individual remained defiant and refused to change their behavior.

FAQs About the word reproof

an act or expression of criticism and censure, take to taskRefutation; confutation; contradiction., An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame express

condemnation, censure, reprimand, chastisement, riot act, denunciation,rebuke, reproach, remonstrance, criticism

tribute, endorsement, commendation,indorsement, tribute, citation, indorsement, praise, citation, praise

The teacher's reproof was received with humility and a determination to improve.

The stinging reproof from the manager left the employee feeling demoralized.

The harsh reproof from the principal sent shivers down the students' spines.

The wise mentor offered gentle reproof, guiding the apprentice toward a better path.