Meaning of “reproach” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /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).
reproachful adjective

showing criticism:

a reproachful look
reproachfully adverb

(Definition of “reproach noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)