Definition of reproach in English:

reproach

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃ
 
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verb

[with object]

noun

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Phrases

above (or beyond) reproach

Such that no criticism can be made; perfect: his integrity is beyond reproach
More example sentences
  • Feeling, intonation, and expressiveness were all on par with the quality of the work itself, which is to say, completely beyond reproach.
  • The sports players become the heroes and the country creates a pedestal where the athlete is beyond reproach and untouchable and this leads to all matter of problems.
  • ‘The quality of property in this region is beyond reproach - possibly the best available in Spain - but then that is what purchasers here expect as they are paying top dollar for the product,’ said Condon.
Synonyms

Derivatives

reproachable

adjective
More example sentences
  • We cannot believe the government is moving to legalize the dog-eating practice of some Koreans, which is not only harmful to national interests but also disgraceful and reproachable.
  • You have to be smarter, more tenacious, less reproachable.
  • The US proposal is that the UN bans all cloning which it describes as ‘unethical, morally reproachable and contrary to due respect for the human person’.

reproacher

noun

reproaching

adjective
More example sentences
  • Lythgoe shares Cowell's thinly veiled homophobia, reproaching male dancers who don't seem masculine enough.
  • She replied with a smug smirk, and a reproaching gaze.
  • Valdis did not answer nor give him a reproaching glare as she dunked her hands and a rag into the hot water that Evander had just brought over.

reproachingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He eyed Matt reproachingly, looking at slightly quivering lips and an all-in-all inhabited look.
  • I looked at them reproachingly and he sort of slowly took them off and put them up in the air a little in a gesture of surrender.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French reprochier (verb), from a base meaning 'bring back close', based on Latin prope 'near'.

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