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Synonyms for reproach

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproach(noun)

    a mild rebuke or criticism

    "words of reproach"

  2. reproach(verb)

    disgrace or shame

    "he brought reproach upon his family"

  3. reproach, upbraid(verb)

    express criticism towards

    "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"



  1. reproach(verb)

    To criticize or rebuke someone.

    blame, dishonor, rebuke, disgrace, upbraid

  2. reproach(verb)

    To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.

    rebuke, upbraid, blame, dishonor, disgrace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reproach

    Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.

    abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, pervert, prostitute, rail at, ravish, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong

    applaud, benefit, care for, cherish, conserve, consider, eulogize, extol, favor, laud, panegyrize, praise, protect, regard, respect, shield, sustain, tend, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reproach(v)

    blame, censure, taunt, rebuke, upbraid, reprobate, reprove

    laud, praise, approve, commend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reproach(v. a.)

    censure, blame, reprove, reprehend, REPRIMAND, upbraid

  2. reproach(v. a.)

    revile, vilify, defame, asperse, abuse, speak ill of

  3. reproach(n.)

    censure, reproof, disapprobation, disapproval, blame, invective, upbraiding, condemnation, reprobation, remonstrance, reprehension, expostulation, rebuke, reprimand, railing, contumely

  4. reproach(n.)

    dishonor, disgrace, shame, obloquy, opprobrium, odium, scandal, ignominy, infamy, abasement, indignity

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reproach(n)

    censure, scurrility, contumely, invective, odium, obloquy, shame, disgrace

  2. reproach(v)

    censure, upbraid, rebuke, reprimand, revile, chide, vilify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    blame, rebuke, censor, accusation, accuse, criticism, criticise, censure

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How to use reproach in a sentence?

  1. Cardinal Lacroix:

    I hear that sometimes, too, i think Pope Francis is conservative in the right way. You have to be conservative enough to come back to what is the foundation: that's the Gospel. You cannot reproach Pope Francis of not living the Gospel, or not preaching the truth of the Gospel.

  2. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    I will defend the position for the construction of Nord Stream II and (a) gas hub in Bulgaria - it is advantageous for the country and nobody can reproach me for that.

  3. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    The good and the generous action of which we feel incapable is a reproach when done by another.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful --because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact.

  5. Josh Duggar:

    I have been Josh Duggar ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife, i brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

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