Definitions for reproachrɪˈproʊtʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproach(noun)

    a mild rebuke or criticism

    "words of reproach"

  2. reproach(verb)

    disgrace or shame

    "he brought reproach upon his family"

  3. reproach, upbraid(verb)

    express criticism towards

    "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"


  1. reproach(Noun)

    A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.

  2. reproach(Noun)

    Disgrace or shame.

  3. reproach(Verb)

    To criticize or rebuke someone.

  4. reproach(Verb)

    To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.

  5. Origin: reprochier (Modern reprocher).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproach(verb)

    to come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace

  2. Reproach(verb)

    to attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid

  3. Reproach

    the act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach

  4. Reproach

    a cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace

  5. Reproach

    an object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision

Editors Contribution

  1. reproach

    calling one to account for something done or said

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.

  2. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    I will defend the position for the construction of Nord Stream II and (a) gas hub in Bulgaria - it is advantageous for the country and nobody can reproach me for that.

  3. Charles Horton Cooley:

    It is partly to avoid consciousness of greed that we prefer to associate with those who are at least as greedy as we ourselves. Those who consume much less are a reproach.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful --because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact.

  5. Oscar Wilde:

    There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • výtka, výčitka, kárat, vyčítat, hanbaCzech
  • edliwWelsh
  • bebrejdelse, bebrejdeDanish
  • Vorwurf, vorwerfen, SchandeGerman
  • riproĉiEsperanto
  • reproche, reprochar, juzgar, avergonzar, vergüenzaSpanish
  • moiteFinnish
  • reproche, reprocher, opprobreFrench
  • càineadh, cronaich, trod, càin, cronachadh, troid, achmhasan, masladhScottish Gaelic
  • szemrehányást tesz, szégyen, megszégyenít, szemrehányásHungarian
  • հանդիմանելArmenian
  • reprimenda, richiamare, infamare, richiamo, infamia, riprendere, rimbrotto, rimbrottare, appunto, vergogna, rimprovero, rimproverare, svergognare, riprovevoleItalian
  • תוכחהHebrew
  • bebreide, bebreidelseNorwegian
  • beschamen, berisping, schaamte, berispen, schandeDutch
  • bebreideNorwegian Nynorsk
  • bebreidelseNorwegian
  • zarzut, zarzucać, hańbaPolish
  • admoestação, reprochar, reproche, reprimenda, vergonhaPortuguese
  • reproș, reproșa, imputaRomanian
  • упрекать, укор, укорять, упрёк, позорRussian
  • sramota, blamažaSerbo-Croatian
  • klandra, förebråSwedish
  • 责备Chinese

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