reproach


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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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That he is patronised by YOU," replied Willoughby, "is certainly in his favour; but as for the esteem of the others, it is a reproach in itself.
She turned again to her father, with a look of tender reproach.
Where the Opposition that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Communism, against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against its reactionary adversaries?
And I know that every one will confess that it would be most praiseworthy in a prince to exhibit all the above qualities that are considered good; but because they can neither be entirely possessed nor observed, for human conditions do not permit it, it is necessary for him to be sufficiently prudent that he may know how to avoid the reproach of those vices which would lose him his state; and also to keep himself, if it be possible, from those which would not lose him it; but this not being possible, he may with less hesitation abandon himself to them.
On that head, therefore, I shall be uniformly silent; and you may assure yourself that no ungenerous reproach shall ever pass my lips when we are married.
It was Sir Edward, who informed by Augusta of her Brother's marriage, came doubtless to reproach him for having dared to unite himself to me without his Knowledge.
She might have to endure the reproach again and again; she might hear it, or see it, or know it to exist for ever in every connexion about her.
Monsieur le vicomte, I will push my interrogatory no further, and reproach myself with having carried it so far.
Tell me that you submit to my arguments, and do not reproach me for using such.
For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.
Know this, Masha: I can't reproach, have not reproached, and never shall reproach my wife with anything, and I cannot reproach myself with anything in regard to her; and that always will be so in whatever circumstances I may be placed.
It is a term of reproach," answered Tip, somewhat ashamed of the expression.