above/beyond reproach

Definition of above/beyond reproach

formal

  1. :  not calling for any criticism His actions were above/beyond reproach.

Word by Word Definitions

aboveplay
  1. :  in the sky :  overhead

    :  in or to heaven

    :  in or to a higher place

  1. :  in or to a higher place than :  over

    :  upriver of

    :  superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)

  1. :  something that is above

    :  a person whose name is written above

    :  a higher authority

  1. :  written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page

beyondplay
  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

  1. :  on or to the farther side of :  at a greater distance than

    :  out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

    :  in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. :  something that lies on or to the farther side :  something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

    :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

    :  hereafter

reproachplay
  1. :  an expression of rebuke or disapproval

    :  the act or action of reproaching or disapproving

    :  a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace

  1. :  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

    :  to bring into discredit


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