An example of reproach is when you scold your child for coming in an hour past curfew.
- So good as to preclude any possibility of criticism.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of reproach
- Middle English reprochen from Old French reprochier from Vulgar Latin repropiāre Latin re- re- Latin prope near per1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French reprochier (Modern reprocher).