Reproaching
Reproach Re*proach" (r?-pr?ch"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reproached} (-pr?cht"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reproaching}.] [F. reprocher, OF. reprochier, (assumed) LL. reproriare; L. pref. re- again, against, back + prope near; hence, originally, to bring near to, throw in one's teeth. Cf. {Approach}.] 1. To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I thought your marriage fit; else imputation, For that he knew you, might reproach your life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid. [1913 Webster]

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ. --1 Peter iv. 14. [1913 Webster]

That this newcomer, Shame, There sit not, and reproach us as unclean. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Mezentius . . . with his ardor warmed His fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight. Repelled the victors. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To upbraid; censure; blame; chide; rebuke; condemn; revile; vilify. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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