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Definition of reproof:

  1. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.
  2. Refutation; confutation; contradiction.

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bother, welt, grouch, manducate, bawl out, reproach, dun, cod, call forth, denunciation, chiding, beat, devil, irritate, rattle on, flog, reproval, lecture, point out, faultfinding, crucify, gossip, twit, bring up, remonstrate, raise, underdress, talk, call down, gravel, rap, chew up, check, objection, uproar, trounce, admonition, strap, grumble, blame, shoot the breeze, excoriation, rally, shell, tantalize, reprimand, yap away, annoy, nettle, take to task, taunt, quibble, admonishment, stricture, berate, lambast, condemnation, get to, comment, slash, stir, disapprobation, objurgation, chitchat, yack away, razz, have words, chatter, reflection, ride, yack, lambaste, riot act, vanquish, frustrate, confab, call on the carpet, chew, chew out, jaw, rag, tantalise, tease, vex, masticate, talking-to, put forward, barrage, crush, evoke, confabulate, criticism, natter, chat, mud, lather, chafe, chit-chat, remonstrance, get at, criminate, bashing, harangue, chew the fat, visit, bedevil, disapproval, invoke, beat out, commination, claver, whip, arouse, recrimination, upbraiding, animadversion, attack, cane, conjure, claver, dress down, nark, diatribe, praise, scolding, rile, conjure up, chaffer, objection, torment, scold, lash, chide, reprehension, bait, censure, rebuke.

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