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English definition of “reproof”

reproof

noun [C or U]     /rɪˈpruːf/ formal
something that you say or do to show that you disapprove of someone's bad or silly behaviour : She got a sharp reproof for being late. He picked up the broken vase without a word of reproof to his son .Chastising and rebuking
(Definition of reproof noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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