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reproach

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reproach

  1. 1 a cause of shame <your public display of boorish behavior is a reproach to this entire school> Synonyms dishonor, opprobrium, reflection, disgrace, scandalRelated Words blot, brand, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms boast, glory, jewel, pride, treasureAntonyms credit, honor

  2. 2 an often public or formal expression of disapproval <a letter of reproach was added to her dossier> Synonyms commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, censure, reproof, riot act, strictureRelated Words admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, panNear Antonyms acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)

  3. 3 the state of having lost the esteem of others <nothing the traitor did in later life lessened the reproach in which he was universally held> Synonyms discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, disgrace, shameRelated Words scandal; contempt, despite, disdain, scorn; deprecation, disapprobation, disapproval, disfavor; abasement, debasement, debasing, degradation, dust, humbling, humiliation; blot, brand, shadow, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms esteem, honor, respect




reproach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reproach

  1. 1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings <our neighbor loudly reproached us for tromping through his yard> Synonyms baste, bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, scold, score, tongue-lash, upbraidRelated Words admonish, chide, remonstrate (with), reprove; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate; belittle, disparage, mock, put down; ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; extol (also extoll), laud, praise

  2. 2 to criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault <she cleared her throat as a way of reproaching us for having our elbows on the table> Synonyms admonish, chide, reprimand, rebuke, reprove, tick offRelated Words berate, castigate, chew out, dress down, flay, harangue, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, upbraid; abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, knock, lash, pan, reprehend, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage, minimize, mock, put down; deride, ridicule, scoff, scornNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; applaud, extol (also extoll), hail, laud, praise, salute, tout

  3. 3 to express public or formal disapproval of <the governor reproached the legislature for failing to pass the budget on time and once again throwing the state into fiscal chaos> Synonyms condemn, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, censure, reproveRelated Words admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparageNear Antonyms acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)





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