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Definition of "reproach" []

  • To express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in (someone). See Synonyms at admonish. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring shame upon; disgrace. (verb-transitive)
  • Blame; rebuke. (noun)
  • One that causes rebuke or blame. (noun)
  • Disgrace; shame. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reproach" in a sentence
  • "A measure of the Administration's responsiveness is that the NLRB launched its assault on Boeing after the BRT provided those examples, and President Obama has refused to say a word of reproach to the agency."
  • "She looked at him in reproach so deep that the last vestige of the terror of death was gone from her eyes."
  • "My sense, however, is that the Pennsylvanian William Findley spoke for many others in 1796 when he said that the people who raised objections to the Constitution during the ratification struggle were “called Anti-federalists, as a name of reproach,” and then added, “I do, and always did, treat the appellation with contempt.”"