reproach

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 reproach — I noun accusation, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, complaint, condemnation, contempt, contumelia, contumely, correction, degradation, denouncement, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 reproach — 1 noun formal 1 (U) blame or disapproval for the things you have done: “Are you going already?” he cried, his voice full of reproach. | beyond/above reproach formal (=impossible to criticize; perfect): His behaviour throughout this affair has… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 reproach — re|proach1 [ rı proutʃ ] noun 1. ) count or uncount an expression of criticism and disappointment because of something bad that someone has done: In a voice full of reproach, she told him that he had let down the whole class. 2. ) singular… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 reproach — reproachable, adj. reproachableness, n. reproachably, adv. reproacher, n. reproachingly, adv. /ri prohch /, v.t. 1. to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure …

    Universalium

  • 15 reproach — {{11}}reproach (n.) mid 14c., a rebuke, a reproach; also object of scorn or contempt; c.1400, as disgrace, state of disgrace, from O.Fr. reproche (12c.), from reprocher to blame, bring up against, said by some Fr. etymologists to be from V.L.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 reproach — I n. 1) a term of reproach 2) above, beyond reproach II v. (D; refl., tr.) to reproach for * * * [rɪ prəʊtʃ] beyond reproach (D;refl.,tr.) to reproachfor a term of reproach above …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 reproach — 1. verb Albert reproached him for being late See reprimand 1. See also note at rebuke 2. noun 1) an expression of reproach See reprimand 2. 2) this party is a reproach to Canadian politics Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 reproach — I. noun Etymology: Middle English reproche, from Anglo French, from reprocher to reproach, from Vulgar Latin *repropiare to bring close, show, from Latin re + prope near more at approach Date: 14th century 1. an expression of rebuke or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 reproach — /rəˈproʊtʃ / (say ruh prohch) verb (t) 1. to find fault with (a person, etc.); blame; censure. 2. Obsolete to be a cause of blame or discredit to. –noun 3. blame or censure conveyed by reproaching: a term of reproach. 4. an expression of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 reproach — v. & n. v.tr. 1 express disapproval to (a person) for a fault etc. 2 scold; rebuke; censure. 3 archaic rebuke (an offence). n. 1 a rebuke or censure (heaped reproaches on them). 2 (often foll. by to) a thing that brings disgrace or discredit… …

    Useful english dictionary


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