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[ir-i-proh-chuh-buh l]
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  1. free from blame; not able to be reproached or censured.
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Origin of irreproachable

First recorded in 1625–35; ir-2 + reproachable
Related formsir·re·proach·a·ble·ness, ir·re·proach·a·bil·i·ty, nounir·re·proach·a·bly, adverb


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blameless, impeccable, unflawed.
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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.

British Dictionary definitions for irreproachable


  1. not deserving reproach; blameless
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Derived Formsirreproachability or irreproachableness, nounirreproachably, 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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