What does reproach mean?

Definitions for reproach
rɪˈproʊtʃre·proach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproachnoun

    a mild rebuke or criticism

    "words of reproach"

  2. reproachverb

    disgrace or shame

    "he brought reproach upon his family"

  3. reproach, upbraidverb

    express criticism towards

    "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. reproachnoun

    A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.

    Etymology: reprochier (Modern reprocher).

  2. reproachnoun

    Disgrace or shame.

    Etymology: reprochier (Modern reprocher).

  3. reproachverb

    To criticize or rebuke someone.

    Etymology: reprochier (Modern reprocher).

  4. reproachverb

    To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.

    Etymology: reprochier (Modern reprocher).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproachverb

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

  2. Reproachverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reproach

    rē-prōch′, v.t. to cast in one's teeth: to censure severely: to upbraid: to revile: to treat with contempt.—n. the act of reproaching: reproof: censure: blame in opprobrious language: disgrace: occasion of blame: an object of scorn.—adj. Reproach′able, deserving reproach: opprobrious.—n. Reproach′ableness.—adv. Reproach′ably.—n. Reproach′er.—adj. Reproach′ful, full of reproach or blame: abusive: scurrilous: bringing reproach: shameful: disgraceful.—adv. Reproach′fully.—n. Reproach′fulness.—adj. Reproach′less, without reproach.—The Reproaches, antiphons chanted in R.C. churches on Good Friday after the prayers which succeed the Gospel of the Passion, their subject the ingratitude of the Jews in rejecting and crucifying Christ. [Fr. reprocherre-, back, proche, near—L. propius, comp. of prope, near.]

Editors Contribution

  1. reproach

    calling one to account for something done or said

    Submitted by anonymous on December 24, 2014  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproach in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reproach in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The good and the generous action of which we feel incapable is a reproach when done by another.

  2. President Alexander Lukashenko:

    We will act in a way so that no one can reproach us that there is no democracy, we will make it so that there is no less democracy here than in Poland.

  3. Erica Jong:

    There is simply no dignified way for a woman to live alone. Oh, she can get along financially perhaps (though not nearly as well as a man), but emotionally she is never left in peace. Her friends, her family, her fellow workers never let her forget that her husbandlessness, her childlessness -- her selfishness, in short -- is a reproach to the American way of life.

  4. Cardinal Lacroix:

    I hear that sometimes, too, i think Pope Francis is conservative in the right way. You have to be conservative enough to come back to what is the foundation: that's the Gospel. You cannot reproach Pope Francis of not living the Gospel, or not preaching the truth of the Gospel.

  5. Josh Duggar:

    I have been Josh Duggar ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife, i brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

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