Accusations and reproaches from both parties made it difficult to pursue discussions.
His conduct has brought shame and reproach to his family.
A bug in the logic of a design, though discovered and fixed in the lab, stands as a slight reproach to the designer. —Tracy Kidder, The Soul of a New Machine, 1981
Yes, he told them, when he came, it was quite true that they would have to pay interest. And then Teta Elzbieta broke forth into protestations and reproaches, so that the people outside stopped and peered in at the window. —Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, 1906
“He's the finest boy in England,” the father said in a tone of reproach to her, “and you don't seem to care for him, Becky, as much as you do for your spaniel. …” —William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, 1847
: to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone) : to express disapproval or disappointment to (someone)
Full Definition of REPROACH
: to express disappointment in or displeasure with (a person) for conduct that is blameworthy or in need of amendment
: to make (something) a matter of reproach (see 1reproach)
: to bring into discredit
Examples of REPROACH
<our neighbor loudly reproached us for tromping through his yard>
<she cleared her throat as a way of reproaching us for having our elbows on the table>
Parents and teachers gaped at the young writers, uncertain whether to reproach or praise these young adults for their language in writing about decidedly adult issues. —Tobi Jacobi, English Journal, March 2007
For years I fretted over these questions and reproached myself for not having taken that diary when it was offered to me in 1945. —John Hope Franklin, Race and History, 1989
She did not reproach herself with her failure; but she would have been happier if there had been less discrepancy between her words to Sophy Viner and the act which had followed them. —Edith Wharton, The Reef, 1912