HyperDic: reproof

English > 2 senses of the word reproof:
NOUNcommunicationreproof, rebuke, reproval, reprehension, reprimandan act or expression of criticism and censure
VERBcommunicationreproof, admonish, reprovetake to task
English > reproof: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn act or expression of criticism and censure.
Synonymsrebuke, reproval, reprehension, reprimand
Narroweradmonition, admonishment, monitionA firm rebuke
berating, blowing upA severe rebuke
castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing downA severe scolding
chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashingrebuking a person harshly
correction, chastening, chastisementA rebuke for making a mistake
lecture, speech, talking toA lengthy rebuke
reproachA mild rebuke or criticism
riot actA vigorous reprimand
what forA strong reprimand
Broadercriticism, unfavorable judgmentdisapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
Spanishregaño, reprensión, reprimenda, reprobación, reproche, salmorejo
Catalanadmonició, amonestació, regany, reprensió, reprimenda, reprovació, retret
Verbsreprooftake to task
English > reproof: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtake to task.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot reproof Sue
Synonymsadmonish, reprove
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishamonestar, censurar, criticar, dar una paliza, discutir, echar una reprimenda, increpar, llamar la atención, poner verde, rechazar, reconvenir, regañar, reñir, reprender a gritos, reprender, reprimir, reprobar, reprochar, retar, tener unas palabras, vociferar
Catalanamonestar, increpar, reganyar, renyar, reprendre, reprovar
Nounsreproofan act or expression of criticism and censure

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