from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To express disapproval of, criticism of, or disappointment in (someone). See Synonyms at admonish.
- transitive v. To bring shame upon; disgrace.
- n. Blame; rebuke.
- n. One that causes rebuke or blame.
- n. Disgrace; shame.
- idiom beyond reproach So good as to preclude any possibility of criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
- n. Disgrace or shame.
- v. To criticize or rebuke someone.
- v. To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
- transitive v. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
- n. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections.
- n. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
- n. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To charge with a fault; censure with severity; upbraid: now usually with a personal object.
- To disgrace.
- Synonyms Reprove, Rebuke, etc. (see censure); revile, vilify, accuse.
- n. The act of reproaching; a severe expression of censure or blame.
- n. An occasion of blame or censure, shame, infamy, or disgrace; also, the state of being subject to blame or censure; a state of disgrace.
- n. An object of contempt, scorn, or derision.
- n. Synonyms Monition, Reprehension, etc. (see admonition), blame, reviling, abuse, invective, vilification, upbraiding.
- n. Disrepute, discredit, dishonor, scandal, contumely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. disgrace or shame
- n. a mild rebuke or criticism
- v. express criticism towards
Middle English reprochen, from Old French reprochier, from Vulgar Latin *repropiāre : Latin re-, re- + Latin prope, near; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French reprochier (Modern reprocher). (Wiktionary)