verb (used with object)
Origin of reproach
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Antonyms for reproach
Related Words for reproachdisgrace, scold, chide, admonish, discredit, upbraid, rebuke, reprimand, reprehension, admonition, shame, disrepute, rap, stigma, contempt, obloquy, disapproval, scorn, stain, slight
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Architecture also, with few exceptions, has long been our reproach.
But this only subjected me to reproach, as having a prepossession in his favour which I would not own.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The father looked at Mary with a reproach that was pathetic.Within the Law
Before that grieved organ-tone of reproach, Kitty's eyes filled.The Bacillus of Beauty
Tell me that you submit to my arguments, and do not reproach me for using such.Lady Susan
Word Origin for reproach
mid-14c., "a rebuke, blame, censure;" also "object of scorn or contempt;" c.1400, as "disgrace, state of disgrace," from Old French reproche "blame, shame, disgrace" (12c.), from reprochier "to blame, bring up against," said by some French etymologists to be from Vulgar Latin *repropiare, from Latin re- "opposite of" + prope "near" (see propinquity), with suggestions of "bring near to" as in modern "get in (someone's) face." But others would have it from *reprobicare, from Latin reprobus/reprobare (see reprobate (adj.)).
mid-14c., reprochen "to rebuke, reproach," from Anglo-French repruchier, Old French reprochier "upbraid, blame, accuse, speak ill of," from reproche (see reproach (n.)). Related: Reproached; reproaching.