Antonyms for reproof:
Synonyms for reproof:
Other synonyms and related words:
confab, criminate, call on the carpet, evoke, chitchat, rile, taunt, chafe, irritate, blame, rally, stricture, COD, chaffer, shell, talk, ride, gravel, get at, manducate, stir, claver, beat out, chew, tantalize, scolding, confabulate, objection, excoriation, crush, bother, gossip, animadversion, admonition, admonishment, conjure, slash, torment, dun, vex, nark, crucify, denunciation, strap, underdress, raise, lather, grouch, lash, commination, reproach, flog, yap away, visit, twit, point out, chat, upbraiding, censure, razz, arouse, cane, objurgation, rattle on, condemnation, criticism, yack away, get to, vanquish, call down, welt, natter, frustrate, bait, masticate, reflection, tease, nettle, grumble, annoy, whip, tantalise, yack, disapproval, beat, chiding, invoke, bedevil, punishment, chatter.
Sense 2 (noun)
an oral or written statement intended to censure (noun)
Usage examples for reproof:
- " Soon you'll be old enough to begin to think it's time to stop using it at all," observed Mr. Hepworth, and again Patty took his mild reproof in good part. - "Patty's Success", Carolyn Wells.
- Yet if I did not all I possibly could to uphold the cause, and to keep the tottering cause upon the wheels, I deserve no thanks, but reproof. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
- " It was not fancy," said Rose, gentle and timid as ever, but still obviously injured at the tone of reproof. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.