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reproach

noun [C, U]
 
 
/rɪˈprəʊtʃ/
criticism of someone, especially for not being successful or not doing what is expected: There was a hint of reproach in his voice. The article gave the impression that the teachers were above/beyond reproach (= could not be criticized).Chastising and rebuking
reproachful adjective showing criticism: a reproachful look Blaming and accusingChastising and rebuking reproachfully adverb
(Definition of reproach noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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