reprovingly adv

reprovingly adv
"Must I show again why this is true?" asked Tom reprovingly.

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  • Reprovingly — Re*prov ing*ly, adv. In a reproving manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprovingly — re prov·ing·ly || rɪ pruːvɪŋlɪ adv. in an accusatory manner; in the manner of admonishing; in a condemnatory manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Self-reprovingly — Self re*prov ing*ly, adv. In a self reproving way. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prove v — reprovingly adv …   English expressions

  • reproving — [[t]rɪpru͟ːvɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you give someone a reproving look or speak in a reproving voice, you show or say that you think they have behaved in a wrong or foolish way. [FORMAL] Flatterer, she said giving him a mock reproving… …   English dictionary

  • reprove — reprover, n. reprovingly, adv. /ri proohv /, v., reproved, reproving. v.t. 1. to criticize or correct, esp. gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake. 2. to disapprove of strongly; censure: to reprove a bad decision. 3. Obs. to disprove or… …   Universalium

  • reproving — re|prov|ing [rıˈpru:vıŋ] adj formal expressing criticism of something that someone has done >reprovingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reprove — [ri pro͞ov′] vt. reproved, reproving [ME reproven < OFr reprouver < LL(Ec) reprobare: see RE & PROVE] 1. to speak to in disapproval; rebuke 2. to express disapproval of (something done or said); censure 3. Obs. to refute; disprove …   English World dictionary

  • reprove — rebuke (a person, a person s conduct, etc.). Derivatives: reprovable adj. reprover n. reprovingly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF reprover f. LL reprobare disapprove: see REPROBATE …   Useful english dictionary

  • rebukingly — adv. reproachfully, reprovingly, scoldingly, with admonition …   English contemporary dictionary

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