Associations to the word «Reproach»

Wiktionary

REPROACH, noun. A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
REPROACH, noun. Disgrace or shame.
REPROACH, verb. To criticize or rebuke someone.
REPROACH, verb. To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.

Dictionary definition

REPROACH, noun. A mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach".
REPROACH, noun. Disgrace or shame; "he brought reproach upon his family".
REPROACH, verb. Express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior".

Wise words

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