- n a mild rebuke or criticism
words of reproach
- n disgrace or shame
he brought reproach upon his family
- v express criticism towards
The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior
- The mother reproached the young boy for being on the internet and neglecting his studies.
- Simon's public dealings could not be faulted so it is surprising that the tribunal meted out such a reproach to him.
- The public reproach following the mining tragedy compelled the Director of the Company to quit.
- Radomir Antic in Winston-Salem Journal
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."
- Javier Aguirre in The Associated Press
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.
- Lance Armstrong in International Herald Tribune
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."