Reproach - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈproʊtʃ|  American pronunciation of the word reproach
Brit.  |rɪˈprəʊtʃ|  British pronunciation of the word reproach


- a mild rebuke or criticism
- disgrace or shame


- express criticism towards(syn: upbraid)


She looked at him with reproach.

Accusations and reproaches from both parties made it difficult to pursue discussions.

His conduct has brought shame and reproach to his family.

...our neighbor loudly reproached us for tromping through his yard...

...she cleared her throat as a way of reproaching us for having our elbows on the table...

The boy should be reproached for his rudeness.

She responded submissively to his reproaches.

'You don't need me,' she said quietly, without reproach.

He argued that the reproaches were unfair.

He publicly reproached his son for his behavior.

he brought reproach upon his family

The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior

He was so anxious to get a fly into the water that he had to reproach himself for haste. the leading ecclesiastic for his church in the state, the bishop must be beyond reproach in everything he does...

Her action during the fire was above reproach.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reproach
he/she/it: reproaches
present participle: reproaching
past tense: reproached
past participle: reproached
singular: reproach
plural: reproaches
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