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reproachful

[ri-prohch-fuh l] /rɪˈproʊtʃ fəl/
adjective
1.
full of or expressing reproach or censure:
a reproachful look.
2.
Obsolete. deserving reproach; shameful.
Origin of reproachful
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; reproach + -ful
Related forms
reproachfully, adverb
reproachfulness, noun
unreproachful, adjective
unreproachfully, adverb
unreproachfulness, noun
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Examples from the Web for reproachfully
Historical Examples
  • "You've told me nothing, nothing whatever about yourself," she said reproachfully.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • It is of no use your looking at me reproachfully, Constance; I must complain.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But she seemed to be appealing to him reproachfully, and he did not understand her.

  • “If you had only given me a hint,” suggested the girl, reproachfully.

  • "I am only repeating what we all say of you," rejoined Mr. Lavender reproachfully.

    The Burning Spear John Galsworthy
  • "You are thinking of the last occasion on which I drank with you," said Trenchard reproachfully.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • And now when he was irritable and angry with the children, she did not even look at him reproachfully.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • “I shall never forgive you and I shall never forgive myself,” he said reproachfully.

    The Cat of Bubastes G. A. Henty
  • "I blundered into their hands like a blind kitten," said he, reproachfully.

  • "And you prefer accompanying her to me" said he, reproachfully.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for reproachfully

reproachful

/rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of or expressing reproach
2.
(archaic) deserving of reproach; disgraceful
Derived Forms
reproachfully, adverb
reproachfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for reproachfully

reproachful

adj.

1540s, "expressing reproach," also "worthy of reproach," from reproach + -ful. Related: Reproachfully; reproachfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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