ir·​re·​proach·​able ˌir-i-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce irreproachable (audio)
: not reproachable : blameless, impeccable
irreproachable conduct
irreproachability noun
irreproachableness noun
irreproachably adverb

Examples of irreproachable in a Sentence

His conduct as a police officer was irreproachable. the captain of the force is a police officer of absolutely irreproachable character
Recent Examples on the Web The protagonists aren’t irreproachable role models but something rarer and more valuable: relatable assholes. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2023 Your work has been irreproachable. Ian Frazier, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 Minnesota had sent him to Washington as an independent, ethically irreproachable successor to the storied Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Democrat who had returned to the Senate after losing the 1968 presidential race and whose widow, Muriel Humphrey, had been holding her husband’s unexpired term. Robert D. McFadden,, 31 Jan. 2023 Leopard print may have reached the apotheosis of respectability when, in early 2020, the irreproachable Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and the future Queen of England, was photographed wearing a midi-length, floaty pleated skirt patterned with leopard spots. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 Subject-matter-wise, Jane Campion’s skewering of toxic masculinity is irreproachable, and the metanarrative is gold, too. Vulture, 7 Feb. 2022 To be sure, a few some may complain, not without just cause, that sections play more like hagiography than biography, and question whether its subject could really be such an irreproachable Mr. Nice Guy. Joe Leydon, Variety, 15 Mar. 2022 What most intrigued him about these do-gooders’ overnight stardom was that the general populace and institutions alike demanded that the man or woman of the hour have an exemplary past and be striving for an equally irreproachable future. Los Angeles Times, 14 Jan. 2022 The brief was clear from the outset: The queen’s consort should be impeccable yet unassuming, irreproachable in style without drawing your eye away from one of the richest, and certainly the most famous, women on earth. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irreproachable was in 1634

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“Irreproachable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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ir·​re·​proach·​able ˌir-i-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce irreproachable (audio)
: not reproachable : blameless
irreproachably adverb

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