Definition of reproval in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈpruːv(ə)l/


[mass noun]
The expression of blame or disapproval: her behaviour was immature, which attracted her father’s reproval he glanced at them in silent reproval
More example sentences
  • The committee issued separate letters of reproval to two of her employees.
  • This met with bitter reproval from Queen Eleanor, who perhaps already hoped that Gascony might pass to her son, the future Edward I.
  • Noah, however, "lifts his hand in a gesture of reproval" to Shem and says, "We shall wait."

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