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reproach - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reproach

(noun) a mild rebuke or criticism
Example Sentence
  • words of reproach

(noun) disgrace or shame
Example Sentence
  • he brought reproach upon his family

(verb) express criticism towards
Synonyms : upbraid
Example Sentence
  • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reproach

divide it as re(again..)+proach(..approach).. you ask someone to APPROACH AGAIN & AGAIN since you DISAPPROVE OF HIS WORK..(eg during submissions)
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by kvsharat

If u see a cockRROACH, u express disapproval!
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by deepster89

RE + POACH (killing animals).. Sallu (Salman Khan) is killing Chinkara again and again. You express DISAPPROVAL and DISSAPOINTMENT. He is a total disgrace or shame to INDIA
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by Maddy

you REPrimand someone for bringing a ROACH into the house
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by bugmenot

when you are rejected by a gal., and you approach again and again, she'll disapprove oly. gals are head weighted.
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by kartextremes

re(AGAIN..)+proach(..APPROACH).. we APPROACH our project professor AGAIN & AGAIN..to get valuable suggestions so that nobody EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT or BLAME our project during project’s presentation
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by lebshah

why do u reproach to someone because dey SCOLDED u
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by nareshv_99

somebody is approaching you again and again because he has to blame you
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by Nishu22

Coach reproach the cricket team for bad performance.
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by onno manush

reproach->Approach.If you have approach for a post in MNC,you are not going to be selected.Not only that they will scold you for doing such type of immoral work.
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by nagendra.cse

If u appROACH again and again.. He may get DISAPPOINTED.
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by prashantsinghgj

sounds like re+poaching-poaching means smuggling ie.illegal.....so if u r poaching again and again =>u will be criticised
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by mdhineshm

to repoach would gain reproach (especially if poaching a roach)
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by teachergirl

A sales REP was criticized when she brought her pet ROACH to the store with her.
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by sushi

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