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1. reproof

noun. an act or expression of criticism and censure.

Synonyms

  • admonishment
  • castigation
  • bawling out
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • blowing up
  • criticism
  • berating
  • reproval
  • tongue-lashing
  • correction
  • chewing out
  • chiding
  • earful
  • admonition
  • unfavorable judgment
  • going-over
  • scolding
  • upbraiding
  • dressing down
  • objurgation
  • riot act
  • speech
  • chastisement
  • what for
  • reproach
  • monition
  • chastening
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • please
  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress

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2. self-reproof

noun. the act of blaming yourself.

Synonyms

  • self-reproach

3. reproof

verb. censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • undress
  • dress up
  • flatter
  • miss

Sentences with reproof


1. Noun, singular or mass
A Muslim wife must be a sounding board for her husband and a source of counsel; someone he can speak with honestly on any subject without risking judgment or reproof.

2. Verb, base form
When the coat looks and feels dry, is stiff to the touch, or has seams that leak, it is time to reproof.

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