HyperDic: reproach

English > 3 senses of the word reproach:
NOUNcommunicationreproacha mild rebuke or criticism
statereproachdisgrace or shame
VERBcommunicationreproach, upbraidexpress criticism towards
reproach > pronunciation
Rhymesapproach ... stagecoach: 11 rhymes with owch...
English > reproach: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA mild rebuke or criticism.
Example"words of reproach"
Narrowerblame, rapA reproach for some lapse or misdeed
self-reproach, self-reproofThe act of blaming yourself
Broaderrebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandAn act or expression of criticism and censure
Spanishcensura, reproche, vituperio
Catalanrecriminació, reprotxe, retret
English > reproach: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningdisgrace or shame.
Example"he brought reproach upon his family"
Broadershame, disgrace, ignominyA state of dishonor
Spanishdeshonra, oprobio
English > reproach: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress criticism towards.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
Broaderaccuse, impeach, incriminate, criminateBring an accusation against
Spanishcensurar, juzgar, reconvenir, recriminar, reprochar
Catalancensurar, recriminar, reganyar, reprotxar, retreure
Nounsreproachersomeone who finds fault or imputes blame

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