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Definition of reproach:

  1. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
  2. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
  3. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
  4. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
  5. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.


persecute, lambaste, abuse, wrong, objection, injure, praise, upbraid, prostitute, misuse, harm, shame, victimize, slander, maltreat, aggrieve, rail at, pervert, molest, damage, vituperate, ill-treat, ill-use, violate, reprove, revile, impose on _or_ oppress, attack, malign, tax, chew out, dress down, respect, bawl out, upon, misemploy, ravish, call down, rap, ruin.

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