verb (used with object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
verb (used without object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
Origin of reprove
Examples from the Web for reprovingly
Yet she drew her hand away and forced herself to say, as if reprovingly: "You mustn't do that!"Through the Wall|Cleveland Moffett
“Which would have been more becoming if you had done it at the first,” said Father Anselm, reprovingly.The Dragon of Wantley|Owen Wister
The mother, who had seen nothing of all this, stooped and spoke to him reprovingly.The Christmas Angel|Abbie Farwell Brown
"He is very deep, if you mean that," said Mrs. Goldsworthy, reprovingly.Dorothy and other Italian Stories|Constance Fenimore Woolson
“It was quite impossible, Rebecca,” said Beatrice reprovingly.The New Mistress|George Manville Fenn
Word Origin for reprove
c.1300, from Old French reprover "accuse, blame" (12c.), from Late Latin reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn" (see reprobate). Related: Reproved; reproving.