reproach reproach  /ri ˈproʊtʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a mild rebuke or criticism
  2. (n) disgrace or shame
  3. (v) express criticism towards

Usage(s):

  1. The mother reproached the young boy for being on the internet and neglecting his studies.
  2. Simon's public dealings could not be faulted so it is surprising that the tribunal meted out such a reproach to him.
  3. The public reproach following the mining tragedy compelled the Director of the Company to quit.

News

  1. Charli XCX Bewitches on JESUS MILLION's Hazy, Blippy 'Illusions Of'

    Charli XCX's ear for heady electronic cloudscapes should be beyond reproach. On her excellent debut album  True Romance , the British singer thrillingly
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. “Mad Men’s” only real man?

    Don Draper? Sad manchild. Roger Sterling? Clownish boy. Teenage Glen may be the lone male character above reproach        
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "We did our best, everything we could," Coach Radomir Antic said. "This was a good game and I can't reproach my players.......... In the end, we deserved more than what we got and now we have to go back home."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Radomir Antic Source: Winston-Salem Journal

  2. "I'ma bit disappointed because we worked hard and built up a group that could aspire to something, so I don't have any reason to reproach anybody," Aguirre said.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Javier Aguirre Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I think it's the first time an athlete can actually be totally validated on the chance he's successful," Armstrong said Wednesday. "In my opinion, Don Catlin is beyond reproach."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Lance Armstrong Source: International Herald Tribune

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