Alicia's stern reproof did little to quell her children's quarreling in the back seat of the car during their family road trip.
When you scold someone for bad behavior, your scolding words are an example of a reproof.
Origin of reproofMiddle English reprove from Old French reprouve from reprouver
Origin of reproofMiddle English reprof variant of reprove, repreve from Old French reprueve from reprover to find fault with ; see reprove .
(third-person singular simple present reproofs, present participle reproofing, simple past and past participle reproofed)
- To proof again.
- We need to reproof the book before publication.