Definition of reproachful in English:

reproachful

adjective

  • Expressing disapproval or disappointment.

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

reproachful

/rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl//rɪˈprəʊtʃf(ə)l/