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[ir-i-proh-chuh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈproʊ tʃə bəl/
free from blame; not able to be reproached or censured.
Origin of irreproachable
First recorded in 1625-35; ir-2 + reproachable
Related forms
irreproachableness, irreproachability, noun
irreproachably, adverb
blameless, impeccable, unflawed. Unabridged
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  • 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
  • The evening clothes were irreproachable; so were the frock coat and a morning suit.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • She was active and intelligent, and her conduct was regarded as irreproachable.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • And yet he was a very holy man, with an irreproachable character.

  • A cardinal should be irreproachable, a model of moral conduct to all.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • But the man was irreproachable, as near absolute perfection as could be.

    Tales Of Hearsay Joseph Conrad
  • "If they be moral and of irreproachable reputation," said Mrs. Ricketts.

    The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Charles James Lever
  • The first game was irreproachable—every child was sitting on the floor.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • The waistcoat is nondescript, but the boots are irreproachable.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
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.

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