"reproofs" in the noun sense
1. rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand
an act or expression of criticism and censure
"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
"reproofs" in the verb sense
1. admonish, reprove, reproof
take to task
"He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
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