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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

But I felt all the more bound to make this proposal, because it at once turns to a reproach.
Ferdinand Lassalle

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

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

In Minnesota, we hold our leaders to a higher standard. We demand that the men and women we send to Washington stand above reproach and steer clear of the web of corruption, kickbacks and special favors.
Kurt Bills

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the hands of illiterate people, and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy is not made a reproach on them.
Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould
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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
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