- 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'.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan
Entry from British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.