- to accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
- Rare to bring shame and disgrace upon; be a cause of discredit to
Origin of reproachLate Middle English reprochen from Old French reprochier from Vulgar Latin an unverified form repropiare from Classical Latin re-, back + prope, near
- shame, disgrace, discredit, or blame, or a source, cause, or occasion of this
- a blaming or reproving; rebuke
- an expression of blame or reproof
- Obs. an object of blame, censure, scorn, etc.