An expression of blame or disapproval: she welcomed him with a mild reproof for leaving her alone a look of reproof
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- It could signify a promise or a threat or a reproof.
- A statue showing Medea about to slaughter her children symbolizes the reproof of infanticide. In this case, death is clearly shown as a contained force, even a holy force.
- By the faintly chagrined expression on his face, Darius could very safely assume that Asgard had received a similar reproof.
Middle English: from Old French reprove, from reprover 'reprove'. Early senses included 'ignominy, personal shame', and 'scorn'.