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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'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.
If chosen, Zubiri said he would perform 'with the same work ethic as I had in the previous 14th congress were we passed a record number of Bills into law at over 600 Republic Acts,' as well as 'keep the integrity of the Senate above and beyond reproach.'
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on President Trumps pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio: No one is above the law and the individuals entrusted with the privilege of being sworn law officers should always seek to be beyond reproach in their commitment to fairly enforcing the laws they swore to uphold.
Hopefully the numbers will rise again - but the most important thing is that the electoral process is beyond reproach.
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The resolution of transgressions in close relationships often depends on how victims reproach offenders and how offenders explain.
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And the grandfather--a life-long campaigner for social justice--is above reproach. Then, Morrow discovers a sinister, hidden, political network.
He said: "For the referendum to be beyond reproach, the Scottish and UK governments will have to work together.
"Maybe we need more time for elections that are beyond reproach," he said.
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.