American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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REPROOF', noun [from reprove.

1. Blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; reprehension.

Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.

He that hateth reproof is brutish. Proverbs 12:1.

2. Blame cast; censure directed to a person.