Synonyms for reproof

Synonyms for (noun) reproof

Synonyms: reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, rebuke

Definition: an act or expression of criticism and censure

Usage: he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

Similar words: criticism, unfavorable judgment

Definition: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

Usage: the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

Synonyms for (verb) reproof

Synonyms: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free