Definition of reproachful in English:

reproachful

adjective

  • Expressing disapproval or disappointment:

    ‘she gave him a reproachful look’
    • ‘It is on this point that the reproachful farmers differ with Ellis.’
    • ‘The other half quaked, disturbed by the glowering lines of his face, the reproachful glare of his obsidian eyes.’
    • ‘Felldeten turned horrified eyes on her, reproachful, betrayed.’
    • ‘Dema nodded his agreement and shot Alex a reproachful look as if she was breaking her promise.’
    • ‘Silently I looked up at her with a reproachful glance, trying at least for a little pity and only succeeding in finding that the spark of respect had disappeared.’
    • ‘While a reproachful raspberry goes to their Windows counterparts.’
    • ‘She looked at him with reproachful eyes and he looked at her with disgust and anger.’
    • ‘At times the illustrations serve as reproachful comment on the inauthenticity of Longfellow's fanciful creation.’
    • ‘And when Uncle Sean met Melonie and Mike, he didn't seem the least reproachful that they were my friends.’
    • ‘But now, she grew reproachful and distant with Rhiannon, and Rhiannon knew quite well why.’
    • ‘Inger turned reproachful blue eyes on her husband.’
    • ‘The thin-lipped reproachful glance, the bohemian toss of the head, the casual business with the cigarette case - they are all in evidence.’
    • ‘But I knew all those words were somehow reproachful, and that Aunt Jane and Mum were probably talking about me.’
    • ‘My mother's face floated to mind, a pale reproachful moon, at her last and first visit to the asylum since my twentieth birthday.’
    • ‘I asked Dad, and he turned and gave me a reproachful look.’
    • ‘His comments always held a reproachful tone, even when he tried to be dear.’
    • ‘For a moment she stood still, looking at him with reproachful fear in her wide blue eyes.’
    • ‘Jeremy was looking at Blade in a slightly reproachful manner.’
    • ‘Vague, reproachful thoughts for all the remote and immediate luxury of his life passed through his mind.’
    • ‘‘Yum,’ Kimberly grinned sarcastically, and was met with a reproachful look from Gabe.’
    disapproving, reproving, full of reproof, critical, censorious, disparaging, disappointed, withering, accusatory, admonitory, condemnatory, castigatory, fault-finding
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Pronunciation

reproachful

/rɪˈprəʊtʃf(ə)l//rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl/