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reproaches

noun
plural of reproach

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a cause of shame
  • your public display of boorish behavior is a reproach to this entire school

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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

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reproaches

verb
present tense third-person singular of reproach

Synonyms & Antonyms of reproaches (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to criticize (someone) severely or angrily especially for personal failings
  • our neighbor loudly reproached us for tromping through his yard

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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

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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

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“Reproaches.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/reproaches. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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