Definition Of reproach


address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment.

critics of the administration reproached the president for his failure to tackle the deficiency

the expression of disapproval or disappointment.

he gave her a look of reproach

Example Of reproach

  • All those reproaches aimed at us should have been directed against them, because their cinema was completely unreal.

  • Although rock had become mainstream by the early 1970s, it continued to arouse resistance and to elicit reproach - and continues, indeed, to this day.

  • Aunt Alice frowned slightly at this reproach against her motherly duties, but the sorrow in her beautiful eyes could not be from this reproach alone, it was too deep.

  • But Nanny will never tell you this and will go on reproaching you for your naughty habit of smoking in corners, even if it is the only way, with such a demanding life-style, to obtain a moment's quiet relief.

  • During a small seminar in Freiburg, he actually reproaches Heidegger for inattentiveness.

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