ir·​re·​proach·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce irreproachable (audio) \

Definition of irreproachable

: not reproachable : blameless, impeccable irreproachable conduct

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Other Words from irreproachable

irreproachability \ ˌir-​i-​ˌprō-​chə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irreproachable (audio) \ noun
irreproachableness \ ˌir-​i-​ˈprō-​chə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce irreproachable (audio) \ noun
irreproachably \ ˌir-​i-​ˈprō-​chə-​blē How to pronounce irreproachable (audio) \ 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 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, "How Prince Philip Navigated the Most Challenging of Corporate Dress Codes," 12 Apr. 2021 Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is Senator Ted Cruz of Texas: ideologically irreproachable, as far as her party’s base is concerned, but encountering some difficulty attracting a broader coalition. Nick Corasaniti, New York Times, "The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Giving Some Republicans Déjà Vu," 11 Mar. 2020 Their timing is precise and their motives are irreproachable. Susanna Lee, Quartz, "How the ‘good guy with a gun’ became a deadly American fantasy," 7 June 2019 Nor does the book try to preëmpt doubt or blame by emphasizing the author’s irreproachable state of mental and physical health before misfortune struck. Lidija Haas, The New Yorker, "Memoirs of Disease and Disbelief," 17 June 2014 Maintaining the happy delusion that America’s forces are ideal and irreproachable makes that easier. The Economist, "America’s love affair with uniformed men is problematic," 28 Oct. 2017 There seemed something quiet and irreproachable about this neighborhood above it all. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "My Rome: Still a Classic Beauty," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of irreproachable

1634, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreproachable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of irreproachable

formal : not deserving criticism or blame : having no fault


ir·​re·​proach·​able | \ ˌir-i-ˈprō-chə-bəl How to pronounce irreproachable (audio) \

Kids Definition of irreproachable

: not deserving of criticism : without fault irreproachable manners

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