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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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Is he capable of being like Caesar's wife, above reproach, considering the political and personal allegiance constraints he still intends to hang on to?
WHEN you start accusing other countries of riding roughshod over the democratic process and fixing votes, it's best if your own house is in order and above reproach.
Our audience consists of a lot of young people, so I think it is important that we have a standard of conduct that's above reproach.
Nor is the Legislature above reproach in the matter of delta water delivery and environmental protection.
To avoid these dubious situations, law enforcement officers should be above reproach.
His integrity is completely above reproach and he sets high standards for himself, the finance department and the entire financial affairs of the company," Sanetti said.
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Actions by the Department of Defense must always be above reproach and, as this Committee has properly emphasized, when individuals do not meet the standards expected by the American people, they need to be held accountable.
His integrity was above reproach," shared Larry Davenport, fellow Ernst & Young partner and friend.
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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.