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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 of reproach dishonor, opprobrium, reflection, disgrace, scandalWords Related to reproach blot, brand, slur, smirch, spot, stain, stigma, taintNear Antonyms of reproach boast, glory, jewel, pride, treasureAntonyms of reproach credit, honor

  2. 2 an often public or formal expression of disapproval a letter of reproach was added to her dossier Synonyms of reproach commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, censure, reproof, riot act, strictureWords Related to reproach 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 of reproach acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanctionAntonyms of reproach 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 of reproach discredit, disesteem, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, disgrace, shameWords Related to reproach 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 of reproach admiration, appreciation, estimation, regard; awe, fear, reverence; fame, glory, renown, reputeAntonyms of reproach 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 of reproach 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, upbraidWords Related to reproach 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 of reproach 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 of reproach admonish, chide, reprimand, rebuke, reprove, tick offWords Related to reproach 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 of reproach 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 of reproach condemn, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, censure, reproveWords Related to reproach 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 of reproach acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanctionAntonyms of reproach cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)



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