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[ir-i-proh-chuh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈproʊ tʃə bəl/
not reproachable; free from blame.
Origin of irreproachable
1625-35; ir-2 + reproachable
Related forms
irreproachableness, irreproachability, noun
irreproachably, adverb
blameless, impeccable, unflawed. Unabridged
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  • His talents were more than respectable, his life was irreproachable, he was wealthy and yet not a spendthrift.

    Dorothy's Double G. A. Henty
  • The strategy, therefore, on that occasion was irreproachable.

    Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2) Sutherland Menzies
  • The irreproachable private character of the President, and of all the members of his administration, is known and respected.

    Peace with Mexico Albert Gallatin
  • As a young wife she was irreproachable; perhaps she could not have been so as a mother.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • He was, in my estimation, "the fearless and irreproachable knight," the Bayard of the army.

  • She comes from good common American stock, irreproachable and uninteresting in every way.

    Dear Enemy Jean Webster
  • On the other hand, to pretend that she was an irreproachable wife seems as hazardous as to affirm her misconduct.

    Queens of the French Stage H. Noel Williams
  • A suit of this kind should be as irreproachable in fit and finish as a tailor can make it.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • With the discovery a thought of the most irreproachable benevolence possessed me.

    The Mirror of Kong Ho Ernest Bramah
British Dictionary definitions for irreproachable


not deserving reproach; blameless
Derived Forms
irreproachability, irreproachableness, noun
irreproachably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for irreproachable

1630s, from French irréprochable (15c.), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + réprochable (see reproach). Related: Irreproachably.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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