[ UK /ɹɪpɹˈə‍ʊt‍ʃfə‍l/ ]
  1. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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How To Use reproachful 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)
  • Then there are always the enormous old classics that you haven't got around to reading and that are staring at you reproachfully from the shelf, like the rest of Dickens or the rest of Balzac.
  • Jeremy was looking at Blade in a slightly reproachful manner.
  • One Britton, who was friendly towards Lenthal and who spoke "reproachfully" and slurringly of a book which defended the course of the Boston churches, was whipped with eleven stripes, as he had no money to pay the imposed fine. Sabbath in Puritan New England
  • And yet, still self-reproachfully, he also continued to search his soul concerning his own country, "our great unxix endowed, unfurnished, unentertained? unentertaining continent, where [...] we ought to have leisure to turn out something handsome from the very heart of simple human nature. 'The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872-1876, Volume 1'
  • Riccabocca secretly thought her extravagant, but, like a wise man, declined to look at the house bills, and ate his joint in unreproachful silence. The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851
  • At this the Scarecrow gave a gasp and the Tin Woodman stopped short and looked reproachfully at the Woggle-Bug. The Woggle-Bug’s Thorough Command of the Language
  • And when Uncle Sean met Melonie and Mike, he didn't seem the least reproachful that they were my friends.
  • Felldeten turned horrified eyes on her, reproachful, betrayed.
  • 'You ought to have thought of them,'she said in a reproachful tone.
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