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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.
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.
He is proud of his son, and believes he acted in a way that is professionally and morally above reproach.
The Washington Post's Watergate investigation, led by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, further encouraged journalists to feel that no institution was above reproach.
What makes Delia Webster such an engaging and unusual figure is that her life and morals were not above reproach and do not fit the stereotypical mold of an abolitionist reformer.
But you can't get above reproach if the media is doing its job.
It is essential that the members of society feel that the body entrusted with the power to adjudicate the conflicts between individuals be above reproach.