English Synonyms and Antonyms
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
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
a mild rebuke or criticism
"words of reproach"
disgrace or shame
"he brought reproach upon his family"
express criticism towards
"The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
Words popularity by usage frequency
How to use reproach in a sentence?
The good and the generous action of which we feel incapable is a reproach when done by another.
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.
I think everyone agrees that Robert Mueller is a straight shooter and beyond reproach. Robert Mueller's not shooting anybody's bullets for any particular reason or political agenda, i would like to think William Barr is doing the same. And if those two are in conflict, I will make my own decision from there.
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.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Translations for reproach
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- výčitka, kárat, výtka, vyčítat, hanbaCzech
- bebrejde, bebrejdelseDanish
- Schande, vorwerfen, VorwurfGerman
- reprochar, juzgar, vergüenza, avergonzar, reprocheSpanish
- opprobre, reprocher, reprocheFrench
- trod, troid, càineadh, cronachadh, càin, masladh, achmhasan, cronaichScottish Gaelic
- megszégyenít, szemrehányás, szemrehányást tesz, szégyenHungarian
- rimprovero, rimproverare, riprovevole, vergogna, appunto, rimbrottare, svergognare, reprimenda, richiamare, rimbrotto, riprendere, infamare, infamia, richiamoItalian
- bebreidelse, bebreideNorwegian
- berispen, schande, schaamte, berisping, beschamenDutch
- bebreideNorwegian Nynorsk
- zarzut, zarzucać, hańbaPolish
- reprochar, vergonha, admoestação, reprimenda, reprochePortuguese
- reproșa, imputa, reproșRomanian
- упрекать, позор, упрёк, укорять, укорRussian
- blamaža, sramotaSerbo-Croatian
- förebrå, klandraSwedish
Get even more translations for reproach »
Find a translation for the reproach synonym in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)