Reproachful
Reproachful Re*proach"ful (-f?l), a. 1. Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive. [1913 Webster]

The reproachful speeches . . . That he hath breathed in my dishonor here. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Opprobrious; contumelious; abusive; offensive; insulting; contemptuous; scornful; insolent; scurrilous; disreputable; discreditable; dishonorable; shameful; disgraceful; scandalous; base; vile; infamous. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*proach"ful*ly} (r?-pr?ch"f?l-l?), adv. -- {Re*proach"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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