Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reprove

1 sense of reprove

Sense 1
admonish, reprove -- (take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Antonyms of adj reproving

1 sense of reproving

Sense 1
admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reproving -- (expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective)

INDIRECT (VIA unfavorable) -> favorable, favourable -- (encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression")

Similarity of adj reproving

1 sense of reproving

Sense 1
admonitory, admonishing, reproachful, reproving -- (expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective)
       => unfavorable (vs. favorable), unfavourable -- (not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression")

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