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NOUN (2)

1. a mild rebuke or criticism;
- Example: "words of reproach"

2. disgrace or shame;
- Example: "he brought reproach upon his family"


VERB (1)

1. express criticism towards;
- Example: "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
[syn: reproach, upbraid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 in one's teeth. Cf. Approach.] 1. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I thought your marriage fit; else imputation, For that he knew you, might reproach your life. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid. [1913 Webster] If ye be reproached for the name of Christ. --1 Peter iv. 14. [1913 Webster] That this newcomer, Shame, There sit not, and reproach us as unclean. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Mezentius . . . with his ardor warmed His fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight. Repelled the victors. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Syn: To upbraid; censure; blame; chide; rebuke; condemn; revile; vilify. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 reproaches even, even when pointed and barbed with the sharpest wit, appeared to give him pain. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Give not thine heritage to reproach. --Joel ii. 17. [1913 Webster] 2. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace. [1913 Webster] 3. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision. [1913 Webster] Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. --Neh. ii. 17. [1913 Webster] Syn: Disrepute; discredit; dishonor; opprobrium; invective; contumely; reviling; abuse; vilification; scurrility; insolence; insult; scorn; contempt; ignominy; shame; scandal;; disgrace; infamy. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reproach n 1: a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach" 2: disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family" v 1: express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior" [syn: reproach, upbraid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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