Origin of reproofMiddle English reprove from Old French reprouve from reprouver
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 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.
- Listen to every zephyr for some reproof, for it is surely there, and he is unfortunate who does not hear it.
- Two more species of Hylactes are known, and 1 Of Spanish origin, it is intended as a reproof to the bird for the shameless way in which, by erecting its tail, it exposes its hinder parts.
- To come to England, Wesley provided for spiritual discipline through the class-meeting, whose leader has to advise, comfort or exhort as occasion may arise; and (2) through the ministers, who have to bear the chief responsibility in the reproof, suspension or expulsion from communion of erring brethren.
- 19, 20 requires two or three witnesses in the case of an accusation against an elder, and a public reproof.
- "How … interesting," she said with a forced smile, looking at her in reproof.