Definition of reproachful in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl/
Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃf(ə)l/


Expressing disapproval or disappointment: she gave him a reproachful look
More example sentences
  • At times the illustrations serve as reproachful comment on the inauthenticity of Longfellow's fanciful creation.
  • The thin-lipped reproachful glance, the bohemian toss of the head, the casual business with the cigarette case - they are all in evidence.
  • Vague, reproachful thoughts for all the remote and immediate luxury of his life passed through his mind.
disapproving, reproving, full of reproof, critical, censorious, disparaging, disappointed, withering, accusatory, admonitory, condemnatory, castigatory, fault-finding



Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊli/ Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃf(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Two women walking past started and glanced my way reproachfully.
  • Just below, a freshly skinned ox head, looking chillingly alive, stares reproachfully at the viewer.


Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊlnəs/ Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃf(ə)lnəs/
Example sentences
  • None of us enjoy the reproachfulness of parents who are always disappointed with the performance of their children.
  • The principle of proportionality, which derives from legality concepts, requires that the sanction for an offense be in accordance with its reproachfulness.

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