reproof definition, meaning - what is reproof in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reproof”

See all translations

reproof

noun [C or U] uk   us   /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.
Translations of “reproof”
in Vietnamese sự khiển trách…
in Spanish reprobación, reprensión…
in Thai การตำหนิติเตียน…
in Malaysian ingatan…
in French réprimande…
in German die Rüge…
in Chinese (Traditional) 責備, 斥責, 指責…
in Indonesian teguran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 责备, 斥责, 指责…
(Definition of reproof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reproof?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More