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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun reproof:

rebukereprimand

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb reproof:

admonishreprove

Definition of the noun reproof

What does reproof mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: reproofs

  1. an act or expression of criticism and censure

Alternative definition of the noun reproof

noun

  1. Act or instance of reproving; a rebuke.

Definition of the verb reproof

What does reproof mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: reproofed | reproofing | reproofs

  1. take to task

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Google previewThe Pulpit Commentary, Volume 4 (2015)

by Spence-Jones, Henry

A reproof is a mild substitute for harder treatment. While we foolishly rail at its harshness, we should be thankful for the lenity...

A reproof is an element of Divine grace. Christ sends the Comforter to ...

Google previewThe Works (1839)

by John Donne, Henry Alford

there is a reproof born in every man; which reproof is an uncontrollable sense, and an unresistible remorse, and chiding of ...

Google previewSermons (1839)

by Henry Alford

there is a reproof born in every man; which reproof is an uncontrollable sense, and an unresistible remorse, and chiding of ...

Google previewThe works of John Donne. With a memoir by H. Alford (1839)

by John Donne

there is a reproof born in every man ; which reproof is an uncontrollable sense, and an unresistible remorse, and chiding of ...

Google previewThe Works of John Donne: Sermons (1839)

by John Donne

there is a reproof born in every man; which reproof is an uncontrollable sense, and an unresistible remorse, and chiding of ...

Google previewThe Works of John Donne, D.D., Dean of Saint Paul's, 1621-1631 (1839)

With a Memoir of His Life by John Donne

there is a reproof born in every man; which reproof is an uncontrollable sense, and an unresistible remorse, and chiding of ...

Google previewA Body of Practical Divinity Consisting of Above One Hundred and Seventy-six Sermons on the Shorter Catechism Composed by the Reverend Assembly of Divines at Westminster (1794)

With a Supplement of Some Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture Together with the Art of Divine Contentment ; to which is Added, Christ's Various Fulness by Thomas Watson

Reproof is a bitter pill, and hard to swallow, therefore we must dip it in sugar; use those sweet mollifying expressions, that others may see love coming along with the reÖor proof. David compares reproof to oil, Psal. cxli. 5. Oil supples the joints ...

Google previewMiscellaneous Works of the Rev. Charles Buck, Author of the Theological Dictionary, Containing the Young Christian's Guide; Or, Suitable Directions, Cautions, and Encouragement, to the Believer on His First Entrance Into the Divine Life, a Treatise on Religious Experience: in which Its Nature, Evidences, and Advantages, are Considered; Together with Anecdotes, Religious, Moral, and Entertaining, Alphabetically Arranged, and Interpersed with a Variety of Useful Observations (1808)

by Charles Buck

THE FOOL'S REPROOF. THERE was a certain nobleman (says Bishop Hall) who kept a fool, to whom ...

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary ... To which is Prefixed, a Grammatical Introduction to the English Tongue ... A New Edition. Carefully Revised and Corrected. To which is Now First Added, a Catalogue of Words of Similar Sound, But of Different Spellings and Significations (1783)

by John ENTICK

a reproof, open blame Reprehen'sive, a. containing reproof Represent, v.a, toexhibit, appearforanother, show Representation, s. an image, an adting foranother Representative, a. in ...

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary, Teaching to Write and Pronounce the English Tongue with Ease and Propriety ... (1783)

by John Entick

a reproof, open blame Reprehen'sive, a, containing reproof Represent, v.a.toexhibit, appearforanother,show Representātion,s an image,an ačtingforanother Representative, ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary of the English Language, in miniature. To which are added, an alphabetical account of the heathen deities; a list of the cities, boroughs, and market towns, in England and Wales; and a copious chronology. By the Rev. Joseph Hamilton, M.A. A new edition (1824)

reproof, open blame Reprehen 'sive, a.given to reproof Represent, v. a. to exhibit; describe; appear for another; ...

Google previewThe royal standard English dictionary ... To which is prefixed, a comprehensive grammar ... The fifth edition. In which is now added the Scripture proper names, etc (1795)

by William PERRY (of Edinburgh.)

reproof, open censure Reprehen'sivc, a_. containing reproof _ Represent', va. to describe, to exhibit, shew, appear for another Rcpresenta'tioii, ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary (1724)

by Nathan Bailey

REPREHENSIBLE, a reproving, reproof, reprimand. F. of L. To REPRESENT, [Represser, F. Re- fretsznttre, L.1 to mike appear, ...

Google previewA Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1960)

by John R. Clark Hall, Herbert Dean Meritt

reproof, correction, CP. drag f. space of time, time, while, period, season, Gen,Jul : occasion, B,Bl,Bo : evil times : paroxysm. Srage for a time, some time, long time. Sragum at times, sometimes, ealle SrSge all the time, continually.

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Reproof Meaning

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Quotes about reproof

A king, a master, a parent, a judge, may fail to frighten us; but sickness coming brings with it successful reproof.
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3R1O1O1F4

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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