I noun accusation, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, complaint, condemnation, contempt, contumelia, contumely, correction, degradation, denouncement, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, disrepute, dressing down, exprobration, exprobratio, impeachment, increpation, incrimination, inculpation, indignity, jobation, objection, objurgation, obloquy, opprobrium, probrum, rating, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reprobation, reproof, revilement, scolding, shame, sharp criticism, slur, stigma, taint, tarnish, upbraiding, vilification II verb abuse, accuse, admonish, animadvert, asperse, berate, blame, brand, call to account, castigate, censure, chide, complain, condemn, criminate, criticize, decry, defame, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, disapprove, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, excoriate, express displeasure, exprobrate, find fault with, flay, frown upon, increpate, increpitare, incriminate, inculpate, incusare, inveigh against, lecture, malign, objurgate, protest against, put to shame, rail at, rant at, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reprobate, reprove, revile, scold, slate, speak ill of, take to task, tax, tongue lash, traduce, upbraid, vilify, vilipend, vituperate III index admonition, aspersion, attaint, bad repute, blame (culpability), blame, castigate, censure, charge (accusation), complain (charge), complain (criticize), condemn (blame), condemnation (blame), contemn, contempt (disdain), contempt (disobedience to the court), contumely, criticism, criticize (find fault with), denigrate, denounce (condemn), denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, disapprove (condemn), discredit, disgrace, dishonor (shame), dishonor (deprive of honor), disparagement, guilt, ignominy, impeach, impeachment, incrimination, indictment, infamy, lash (attack verbally), notoriety, objurgation, obloquy, odium, onus (stigma), opprobrium, outcry, rebuff, rebuke, remonstrance, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand (noun), reprimand (verb), revilement, scandal, shame, slander, stigma, stricture

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  • Reproach — Re*proach , n. [F. reproche. See {Reproach}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach. [1913 Webster] No… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reproach — ► VERB 1) express one s disapproval of or disappointment with. 2) (reproach with) accuse of. ► NOUN ▪ an expression of disapproval or disappointment. ● above (or beyond) reproach Cf. ↑beyond reproach …   English terms dictionary

  • Reproach — Re*proach (r? pr?ch ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reproached} ( pr?cht ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reproaching}.] [F. reprocher, OF. reprochier, (assumed) LL. reproriare; L. pref. re again, against, back + prope near; hence, originally, to bring near to, throw …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reproach — [n] strong criticism; dishonor abuse, admonishment, admonition, blame, blemish, censure, chiding, condemnation, contempt, disapproval, discredit, disgrace, disrepute, ignominy, indignity, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, rap*, rebuke, reprehension,… …   New thesaurus

  • reproach — vb chide, admonish, *reprove, rebuke, reprimand Analogous words: *criticize, reprehend, censure, reprobate: *warn, forewarn, caution: counsel, advise (see under ADVICE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reproach — [ri prōch′] vt. [LME reprochen < OFr reprochier < VL * repropiare < L re , back + prope, near] 1. to accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove 2. Rare to bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of… …   English World dictionary

  • reproach — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter ▪ mild ▪ There was mild reproach in his tone. PREPOSITION ▪ above reproach, beyond …   Collocations dictionary

  • reproach — re|proach1 [rıˈprəutʃ US ˈproutʃ] n formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: reproche, from reprochier to reproach , from Vulgar Latin repropiare, from Latin prope near ] 1.) [U] criticism, blame, or disapproval ▪ You don t need me, she… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reproach — I UK [rɪˈprəʊtʃ] / US [rɪˈproʊtʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms reproach : present tense I/you/we/they reproach he/she/it reproaches present participle reproaching past tense reproached past participle reproached to criticize someone and feel… …   English dictionary

  • reproach — [[t]rɪpro͟ʊtʃ[/t]] reproaches, reproaching, reproached 1) VERB If you reproach someone, you say or show that you are disappointed, upset, or angry because they have done something wrong. [V n] She is quick to reproach anyone who doesn t live up… …   English dictionary

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