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reproach

noun accusation, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chastisement, chiding, complaint, condemnation, contempt, contumely, degradation, denouncement, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disgrace, disparagement, disrepute, dressing down, exprobration, exprobratio, impeachment, increpation, inculpation, indignity, jobation, objection, obloquy, opprobrium, probrum, rating, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reprobation, reproof, revilement, scolding, shame, sharp criticism, slur, stigma, taint, tarnish, upbraiding, vilification

reproach

verb abuse, accuse, admonish, asperse, berate, blame, brand, call to account, censure, chide, complain, condemn, criminate, decry, defame, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, disapprove, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, express displeasure, exprobrate, find fault with, flay, frown upon, increpate, increpitare, incriminate, inculpate, incusare, inveigh against, lecture, malign, objurgate, protest against, put to shame, rail at, rant at, rebuke, reprimand, reprobate, reprove, revile, scold, slate, speak ill of, take to task, tax, tongue lash, traduce, upbraid, vilify, vilipend, vituperate
See also: accusation, admonition, aspersion, attaint, bad repute, blame, castigate, censure, charge, complain, condemn, condemnation, contemn, contempt, contumely, criticism, criticize, culpability, denigrate, denounce, denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, disapprove, discredit, disdain, disgrace, dishonor, disparagement, guilt, ignominy, impeach, impeachment, incrimination, indictment, infamy, lash, notoriety, objurgation, obloquy, odium, shame
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Know that you have my personal commitment to manage the Department ethically and above reproach, to be forthright, honest and direct with everyone and in every circumstance and to expect the same from every DoD employee.
Caborn admitted the Government had a 'vested interest' in ensuring that the FA was well run and above reproach.
Risk managers need to be above reproach, to always dot our I's and cross our T's so we are looked upon as the saints of the organization.
Whether they're the last American Boy Scout or Girl Scout, I really think that the risk manager has to step up and fill that gap--risk managers need to be above reproach.
All parties to the bidding have signed confidentiality agreements, but a report in Scotland on Sunday yesterday quoted a friend of the couple, saying: "They are both very experienced in business dealings and will conduct themselves in a businesslike manner that will be above reproach.
I hope they will nominate someone for SEC chairman with integrity above reproach, who has knowledge of the markets, knows what he or she is doing, and will work with fellow commissioners on getting another person as chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
Although recent bad press resulting from the Enron investigation involves the practices of just one Big Five firm and its ongoing auditing of a publicly held company, the situation has raised concerns about the independence, quality and operations of all CPA firms, even those that do no SEC work and those whose work is above reproach.
Existence of a fiduciary duty shifts the burden to the defendant to prove that conduct was above reproach.
As with so many on both the left and right, she leaves her own views unexamined; they are self-evident and above reproach.
Simply put, few people are above reproach and no one should be placed on a pedestal.
As far as Diouf himself is concerned, Wade has let it be known that he holds the former President above reproach.
If you conclude your skills are above reproach, but your position in the organization makes you vulnerable, you have two choices: Wait for the axe--which may or may not fall--or change jobs.