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English definition of “reproof”

reproof

noun [C or U] uk   /rɪˈpruːf/ formal us  
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
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