Entry from British & World English dictionary
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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Line breaks: re|proval
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