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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The link between constructive reproaches and apologies and the promotion of better relationship quality has been well established (see, e.
In it, group members were taught how to offer mitigating reproaches and make constructive apologies.
Participants shared with the group past examples of nonconstructive reproaches, accounts, and evaluations they had experienced (10 minutes).
Through handouts, a brief lecture, and discussion, participants were taught skills (mitigating reproaches, constructive apologies, evaluation of apologies) and nonverbal ways to communicate constructively (e.
Six general (interchangeable) behavioral role-play scenarios were revised and retained, three for making reproaches and three for giving mitigating accounts.
At an even deeper level, some critics believe the reproaches undercut the spirituality of the Good Friday liturgy.
Perhaps, they suggest, discomfort with the reproaches is part of a broader current in the post-Vatican II church in which the concepts of sin and guilt, to put it bluntly, went out of style.
Trepidation within the liturgical community is reflected in the fact that while the reproaches appear in the sacramentary (the official prayer book approved by the U.
The reproaches set events in the Hebrew Bible alongside charges of responsibility for Christ's suffering and death.