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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·proof /rɪˈpruf/
 譴責,非難

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·proof n.
 1. Refutation; confutation; contradiction. [Obs.]
 2. An expression of blame or censure; especially, blame expressed to the face; censure for a fault; chiding; reproach.
    Those best can bear reproof who merit praise.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Admonition; reprehension; chiding; reprimand; rebuke; censure; blame. See Admonition.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reproof
      n : an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to
          take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke,
           reproval, reprehension, reprimand]
      v : censure severely or angrily; "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" [syn: call on the carpet, rebuke,
           rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress
          down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out,
           remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste,
           lambast]