English noun: reproof
|1.||reproof (communication) an act or expression of criticism and censure|
|Samples||He had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face.|
|Synonyms||rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproval|
|Broader (hypernym)||criticism, unfavorable judgment|
|Narrower (hyponym)||admonishment, admonition, bawling out, berating, blowing up, castigation, chastening, chastisement, chewing out, chiding, correction, dressing down, earful, going-over, lecture, monition, objurgation, reproach, riot act, scolding, speech, talking to, tongue-lashing, upbraiding, what for|
English verb: reproof
|1.||reproof (communication) censure severely or angrily|
|Samples||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.
|Examples||Sam cannot reproof Sue|
|Synonyms||bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, take to task, trounce|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off|