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Definition of Reproach

Reproach

  1. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
  2. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
  3. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
  4. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
  5. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.

Reproach Quotations

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
Robert E. Lee

Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition.
Eliza Farnham

The conscience of the world is so guilty that it always assumes that people who investigate heresies must be heretics; just as if a doctor who studies leprosy must be a leper. Indeed, it is only recently that science has been allowed to study anything without reproach.
Aleister Crowley

I can't even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It's a nightmare.
John Mayer

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle
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Reproach Translations

reproach in Danish is bebrejdelse, dadle
reproach in Dutch is laken, afkeuren, berispen, gispen
reproach in Finnish is moittia
reproach in French is reproche, reprochons, reprochent, gronder
reproach in German is Vorwurf, vorwerfen, Tadel
reproach in Latin is opprobrium, insequor
reproach in Norwegian is dadle
reproach in Portuguese is reprimenda