[ US /ɹiˈpɹoʊtʃ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪpɹˈə‍ʊt‍ʃ/ ]
  1. express criticism towards
    The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
  1. disgrace or shame
    he brought reproach upon his family
  2. a mild rebuke or criticism
    words of reproach
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How To Use reproach In A Sentence

  • I felt, in reading your unreproaching letter to her, as self-reproachful as anybody could with a great deal of innocence (in the way of the world) to fall back upon. The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
  • So return to him, O thou monk, and say that the single combat shall take place to morrow, for this day we have come off our journey and are aweary; but after rest neither reproach nor blame fear ye. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • My hair was matted and wild -- my limbs soiled with salt ooze; while at sea, I had thrown off those of my garments that encumbered me, and the rain drenched the thin summer-clothing I had retained -- my feet were bare, and the stunted reeds and broken shells made them bleed -- the while, I hurried to and fro, now looking earnestly on some distant rock which, islanded in the sands, bore for a moment a deceptive appearance -- now with flashing eyes reproaching the murderous ocean for its unutterable cruelty. III.9
  • We agree that many care homes are beyond reproach - that is not the point. Times, Sunday Times
  • He argued that the reproaches were unfair.
  • So they need to be completely above reproach. The Sun
  • He was of a mild and cheerful temper, generous to the extent of his means, and of an inventive genius; and his conduct after marriage was irreproachable.
  • Although rock had become mainstream by the early 1970s, it continued to arouse resistance and to elicit reproach - and continues, indeed, to this day.
  • She gave her daughter a reproachful glance.
  • She is quick to reproach anyone who doesn't live up to her own high standards.
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