verb (used with object)
Origin of reproach
Synonyms for reproach
Antonyms for reproach
Related Words for reproachedscold, chide, admonish, discredit, upbraid, rebuke, reprimand, cavil, trim, criticize, reprehend, rake, defame, blame, abuse, censure, ream, lesson, disparage, reprove
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Historical Examples of reproached
Apparently Major Deane reproached the two chiefs for their conduct.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
With the consequences of my neglect I now reproached myself in vain.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
I reproached her about them when I met her again twenty-five years later.
But I reproached myself bitterly for having worried the poor man.
Often have I reproached myself for a coldness I could not overcome.
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.