reproach VERB 1) express one's disapproval of or disappointment with. 2) (reproach with) accuse of.
NOUN an expression of disapproval or disappointment.
above (or beyond) reproach — Cf. ↑beyond reproach
DERIVATIVES reproachable adjective.
ORIGIN Old French reprochier, from a base meaning 'bring back close' .

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