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reproof

[ ri-proof ]
/ rɪˈpruf /
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noun
the act of reproving, censuring, or rebuking.
an expression of censure or rebuke.
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Origin of reproof

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

OTHER WORDS FROM reproof

re·proof·less, adjectiveself-re·proof, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reproof (1 of 2)

reproof

reproval (rɪˈpruːvəl)

/ (rɪˈpruːf) /

noun
an act or expression of rebuke or censure

Word Origin for reproof

C14 reproffe, from Old French reprove, from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove of; see reprobate

British Dictionary definitions for reproof (2 of 2)

re-proof
/ (riːˈpruːf) /

verb (tr)
to treat (a coat, jacket, etc) so as to renew its texture, waterproof qualities, etc
to provide a new proof of (a book, galley, etc)
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