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[ri-proo-vuh l]
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  1. the act of reproving.
  2. a reproof.
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Origin of reproval

First recorded in 1840–50; reprove + -al2
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  • On the contrary, he went toward the two hurriedly, with a gesture of reproval.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • The humanity of the Fields would not utter a word of reproval to either of us.

    An Old Man's Love

    Anthony Trollope

  • It could not be said that he took offense, but he hinted at reproval.

  • He can drown down the voice of missionaries, and they are halting in reproval.

  • "Why, nothin' could be plainer than her words," said Mrs. Flagg in a tone of reproval.

    The Life of Nancy

    Sarah Orne Jewett