verb (used with object)
to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
to upbraid.
to be a cause of blame or discredit to.
blame or censure conveyed in disapproval: a term of reproach.
an expression of upbraiding, censure, or reproof.
disgrace, discredit, or blame incurred: to bring reproach on one's family.
a cause or occasion of disgrace or discredit.
the Reproaches, Also called Improperia. Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Church. a series of antiphons sung in church on Good Friday, consisting of words addressed by Christ to His people, reminding them of His mercies and of their ingratitude.
an object of scorn or contempt.

1375–1425; (noun) late Middle English reproche < Old French, derivative of reprochier to reproach < Vulgar Latin *repropiāre to bring back near, equivalent to Latin re- re- + Late Latin -propiāre (derivative of Latin prope near; see approach); (v.) late Middle English reprochen < Old French reprochier

reproachable, adjective
reproachableness, noun
reproachably, adverb
reproacher, noun
reproachingly, adverb
unreproachable, adjective
unreproachableness, noun
unreproachably, adverb
unreproached, adjective
unreproaching, adjective

1. chide, abuse, reprimand, reprehend, condemn, criticize. Reproach, rebuke, scold, reprove imply calling one to account for something done or said. Reproach is censure (often about personal matters, obligations, and the like) given with an attitude of faultfinding and some intention of shaming: to reproach one for neglect. Rebuke suggests sharp or stern reproof given usually formally or officially and approaching reprimand in severity: He rebuked him strongly for laxness in his accounts. Scold suggests that censure is given at some length, harshly, and more or less abusively; it implies irritation, which may be with or without justification: to scold a boy for jaywalking. A word of related meaning, but suggesting a milder or more kindly censure, often intended to correct the fault in question, is reprove : to reprove one for inattention. 3. shame. 4, 5. reprehension, rebuke, criticism, remonstrance, condemnation, disapproval. 6. dishonor, shame, disrepute, odium, obloquy, opprobrium, ignominy, infamy, scorn.

1, 4, 5. praise. 6. honor.
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reproach (rɪˈprəʊtʃ)
1.  to impute blame to (a person) for an action or fault; rebuke
2.  archaic to bring disgrace or shame upon
3.  the act of reproaching
4.  rebuke or censure; reproof: words of reproach
5.  disgrace or shame: to bring reproach upon one's family
6.  something that causes or merits blame, rebuke, or disgrace
7.  above reproach, beyond reproach perfect; beyond criticism
[C15: from Old French reprochier, from Latin re- + prope near]

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Word Origin & History

c.1420, from O.Fr. reproche (12c.), from reprocher "to blame, bring up against," said by some Fr. etymologists to be from V.L. *repropiare, from L. re- "opposite of" + prope "near." But others suggest *reprobicare, from L. reprobus/reprobare (see reprobate). The verb is attested from c.1489.
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