Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The expression of blame or disapproval.‘her behaviour was immature, which attracted her father's reproval’‘he glanced at them in silent reproval’
- ‘This met with bitter reproval from Queen Eleanor, who perhaps already hoped that Gascony might pass to her son, the future Edward I.’
- ‘If the committee determines a lawmaker has committed wrongdoing, it may send the lawmaker a letter of reproval, akin to a rebuke.’
- ‘There is no question that fear of reproval will drive you to not admit when you use these therapies.’
- ‘He deserves a more vigorous reproval, if only for signing, along with fifteen others, the infamous letter.’
- ‘The committee issued separate letters of reproval to two of her employees.’
- ‘Noah, however, "lifts his hand in a gesture of reproval" to Shem and says, "We shall wait."’
- ‘"Lie flat," said Viv as she eased herself next to him, not a trace of reproval or hurt in her voice.’
- ‘The case against Mr. Collins did include a formal punishment, in the form of a "letter of reproval" and the fine, asserting that he had brought "discredit upon the House."’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.