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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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'I want to be a president who listens to the voice of the people, who can be criticised, reprimanded and not above reproach,' he said.
He leads a group called Save the Childhood movement and has Gandhian principles, a commodity that sort of raises you above reproach and I think as I write this I am angry that we have no rapport or awareness of this man and will now behave as if he was our best bud and trailblazer.
Which is why every aspect of David Cameron's inquiries into historic sex abuse must be above reproach.
Surely this process would be above reproach, free of lobbyists and lawyers representing their clients, and we would have the opportunity to make a difference.
The chairman of the commission charged with overseeing the casino siting process must be above reproach and actively involved in all decisions.
Assume others have good intentions, but also make sure your intentions are above reproach.
"Like every other democracy Israel is never above reproach or criticism.
The FDA, however, is not above reproach. Congressional hearings into the worst of the quality failures, the NECC case which lead to dozens of deaths from meningitis, has revealed that the FDA knew of the problems, but failed to act.
But in the same sense, and to the same extent, the fact that Chokri Belaid was killed in this confrontation should not render every word he uttered above reproach and absolutely correct.
"The fans look up to us and we must be above reproach." Cabaye admitted the level of performance shown by Spain's two superstar midfielders on Saturday night blew him away.
"It reflects the day-to-day challenges of our profession that require the conduct of each of our members to be above reproach. That's a tough standard, but it's meant to be that way."
In their case of course they have had the common sense to resign their outside role in favour of being above reproach in the future representation of the people who elected them to the Assembly.