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reproach


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reproach  \Re*proach"\,  n.  [F.  reproche  See  {Reproach},  v.] 
  1.  The  act  of  reproaching;  censure  mingled  with  contempt; 
  contumelious  or  opprobrious  language  toward  any  person; 
  abusive  reflections;  as  severe  reproach. 
 
  No  reproaches  even  even  when  pointed  and  barbed 
  with  the  sharpest  wit,  appeared  to  give  him  pain. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Give  not  thine  heritage  to  reproach.  --Joel  ii  17. 
 
  2.  A  cause  of  blame  or  censure;  shame;  disgrace. 
 
  3.  An  object  of  blame,  censure,  scorn,  or  derision. 
 
  Come  and  let  us  build  up  the  wall  of  Jerusalem, 
  that  we  be  no  more  a  reproach.  --Neh.  ii  17. 
 
  Syn:  Disrepute;  discredit;  dishonor;  opprobrium;  invective; 
  contumely;  reviling;  abuse;  vilification;  scurrility; 
  insolence;  insult;  scorn;  contempt;  ignominy;  shame; 
  scandal;;  disgrace;  infamy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reproach  \Re*proach"\  (r?-pr?ch"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Reproached}  (-pr?cht");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reproaching}.]  [F. 
  reprocher,  OF  reprochier  (assumed)  LL  reproriare  L.  pref. 
  re-  again  against,  back  +  prope  near  hence  originally,  to 
  bring  near  to  throw  in  one's  teeth.  Cf  {Approach}.] 
  1.  To  come  back  to  or  come  home  to  as  a  matter  of  blame;  to 
  bring  shame  or  disgrace  upon  to  disgrace.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  thought  your  marriage  fit  else  imputation,  For 
  that  he  knew  you  might  reproach  your  life.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  attribute  blame  to  to  allege  something  disgracefull 
  against;  to  charge  with  a  fault;  to  censure  severely  or 
  contemptuously;  to  upbraid. 
 
  If  ye  be  reproached  for  the  name  of  Christ.  --1 
  Peter  iv  14. 
 
  That  this  newcomer,  Shame,  There  sit  not  and 
  reproach  us  as  unclean.  --Milton. 
 
  Mezentius  .  .  .  with  his  ardor  warmed  His  fainting 
  friends,  reproached  their  shameful  flight.  Repelled 
  the  victors.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  upbraid;  censure;  blame;  chide;  rebuke;  condemn; 
  revile;  vilify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reproach 
  n  1:  a  mild  rebuke  or  criticism;  "words  of  reproach" 
  2:  disgrace  or  shame;  "he  brought  reproach  upon  his  family" 
  v  :  utter  a  reproach  to  "The  president  reproached  the  general 
  for  his  irresponsible  behavior"  [syn:  {upbraid}] 




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