Definition of reproach in English:


Line breaks: re|proach
Pronunciation: /rɪˈprəʊtʃ


[with object]


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above (or beyond) reproach

Such that no criticism can be made; perfect: his integrity is beyond reproach
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  • 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.



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  • 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’.




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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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

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