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Definition 1: an act or expression of criticism and censure - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where reproof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

Synonyms for reproof in the sense of this definition

(reproof is a kind of ...) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

(... is a kind of reproof ) a vigorous reprimand

"I read him the riot act"

(... is a kind of reproof ) a rebuke for making a mistake

(... is a kind of reproof ) a lengthy rebuke

"a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline" "the teacher gave him a talking to"

(... is a kind of reproof ) a mild rebuke or criticism

"words of reproach"

(... is a kind of reproof ) a severe rebuke

"he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"

(... is a kind of reproof ) a severe scolding

(... is a kind of reproof ) a strong reprimand

(... is a kind of reproof ) rebuking a person harshly

(... is a kind of reproof ) a firm rebuke

Definition 2: take to task - [verb of communication]

Samples where reproof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He admonished the child for his bad behavior

Synonyms for reproof in the sense of this definition

(reproof is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

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