reproach (Meaning)

Wordnet

reproach (n)

a mild rebuke or criticism

disgrace or shame

Wordnet

reproach (v)

express criticism towards

Webster

reproach (v. t.)

To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.

To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.

Webster

reproach (v.)

The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.

A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.

An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.

reproach Sentence Examples

  1. His reproachful gaze pierced through her, making her ashamed of her actions.
  2. The child's reproach stung the mother's heart, reminding her of her neglect.
  3. The teacher's reproach was harsh but necessary, instilling discipline in her students.
  4. Despite her flaws, she faced reproach with resilience, vowing to improve.
  5. The politician's reproach of his opponents was met with both support and indignation.
  6. The reproachful words of the priest echoed through the cathedral, condemning the sinner's deeds.
  7. The jury's reproach of the defendant was evident in their guilty verdict.
  8. The reproachful stare of the elderly woman made the young man regret his rudeness.
  9. The scientist's reproach of his colleagues' unethical research triggered a heated debate.
  10. The reproach in her eyes was a constant reminder of the hurt she had caused.

FAQs About the word reproach

a mild rebuke or criticism, disgrace or shame, express criticism towardsTo come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon;

disgrace, reflection, stain, scandal,dishonor, taint, opprobrium, stigma,blot, brand

honor, honor, credit,credit, treasure, pride,pride, treasure, glory, glory

His reproachful gaze pierced through her, making her ashamed of her actions.

The child's reproach stung the mother's heart, reminding her of her neglect.

The teacher's reproach was harsh but necessary, instilling discipline in her students.

Despite her flaws, she faced reproach with resilience, vowing to improve.