reproach


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Related to reproach: beyond reproach, above reproach
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Synonyms for reproach

Synonyms for reproach

to cause to feel embarrassment, dishonor, and often guilt

Synonyms

words expressive of strong disapproval

an implied criticism

Synonyms for reproach

disgrace or shame

express criticism towards

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He spoke calmly, however, without austerity, without reproach, and she revived a little.
Her uncle's behaviour to her was then as nearly as possible what it had been before; she was sure he did not mean there should be any change, and that it was only her own conscience that could fancy any; but her aunt was soon quarrelling with her; and when she found how much and how unpleasantly her having only walked out without her aunt's knowledge could be dwelt on, she felt all the reason she had to bless the kindness which saved her from the same spirit of reproach, exerted on a more momentous subject.
For I did not make the river, nor put it in our way; so only a term of, reproach is fit for one who becomes angry with me for falling into the water.
You can't reproach me for my want of courage and frankness more bitterly than I reproach myself
Such names are given in the western "settlements" only to elderly persons who are not esteemed; to the general disrepute of social unworth is affixed the special reproach of age.
Instantly my hands were at her throat, stifling a shriek, my knees were upon her struggling body; and there in the darkness, without a word of accusation or reproach, I strangled her till she died!
The eyes are fixed on mine with an infinite gravity which is not reproach, nor hate, nor menace, nor anything less terrible than recognition.
In spite of the fact that, preparing herself for meeting him, she had schooled herself to despise and reproach him, she did not know what to say to him, and she felt sorry for him.
I want you not to meet that man here, and to conduct yourself so that neither the world nor the servants can reproach you.
I do not reproach you, father, I make no complaint.
Letters of reproach and invective showered in from the creditors; and Mr Rugg, who sat upon the high stool every day and read them all, informed his client within a week that he feared there were writs out.
For the first time Tom thought of his father with some reproach.
In the areas of marketing, media, accreditations, and event organisation, I can say with a clean conscience that I have absolutely nothing to reproach myself for.
The resolution of transgressions in close relationships often depends on how victims reproach offenders and how offenders explain.