reproach Definition

  • 1to express disapproval or disappointment
  • 2an expression of disapproval or disappointment

Using reproach: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reproach" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She reproached him for his laziness.

  • Example

    He looked at her with reproach.

  • Example

    I could hear the reproach in her voice.

  • Example

    The teacher's reproach made him feel ashamed.

reproach Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for reproach

Antonyms for reproach

Phrases with reproach

  • beyond reproach

    perfectly correct and unable to be criticized


    Her work was beyond reproach.

  • bring reproach on/upon

    to cause someone or something to be criticized or disapproved of


    His behavior brought reproach upon the entire team.

  • a facial expression that shows disapproval or disappointment


    She gave him a look of reproach when he arrived late.

Origins of reproach

from Old French 'reprochier', meaning 'accuse, blame'


Summary: reproach in Brief

The term 'reproach' [ri-prohch] is a verb or noun that refers to expressing disapproval or disappointment. It can be used in various contexts, such as personal relationships or professional settings. Examples include 'She reproached him for his laziness,' and 'The teacher's reproach made him feel ashamed.' The phrase 'beyond reproach' means perfectly correct, while 'bring reproach on/upon' means to cause criticism or disapproval.