reproach

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EtymologyEdit

Old French reprochier (Modern reprocher).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɹəʊtʃ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɹoʊtʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊtʃ

NounEdit

reproach (countable and uncountable, plural reproaches)

  1. A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 4, in Frankenstein[1]:
      My father made no reproach in his letters and only took notice of my science by inquiring into my occupations more particularly than before.
  2. Disgrace or shame.
  3. (countable) An object of scorn.

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VerbEdit

reproach (third-person singular simple present reproaches, present participle reproaching, simple past and past participle reproached)

  1. (transitive) To criticize or rebuke (someone).
  2. (transitive) To disgrace, or bring shame upon.

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