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Noun reproof has 1 sense
  1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
    --1 is a kind of criticism, unfavorable judgment
    --1 has particulars:
     riot act; chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing; what for; castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down; berating, blowing up; reproach; lecture, speech, talking to; correction, chastening, chastisement; admonition, admonishment, monition
    Derived form: verb reproof1
Verb reproof has 1 sense
  1. call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
    --1 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Derived form: noun reproof1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot reproof Sue
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