Synonyms of reproach in English:

reproach


See definition of reproach

verb

1‘Albert reproached him for being late’

SYNONYMS

rebuke, reprove, scold, chide, reprimand, admonish, chastise, upbraid, remonstrate with, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, haul over the coals, lecture, criticize, find fault with, censure, express disapproval of

informal tell off, give someone a talking-to, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking, rap, rap someone over the knuckles, slap someone's wrist

British informal tick off, have a go at, carpet, give someone a mouthful, tear someone off a strip, give someone what for, give someone some stick, wig, give someone a wigging, give someone a row, row

dated call down, rate, give someone a rating, trim

rare reprehend, objurgate, reprobate

ANTONYMS

praise, commend


noun

1‘he reddened in acknowledgement of her reproach’

SYNONYMS

rebuke, reproof, reproval, admonishment, admonition, scolding, reprimand, remonstration, lecture, upbraiding, castigation, lambasting, criticism, censure, disapproval, disapprobation

informal telling-off, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, dressing-down, earful, roasting, rollicking

British informal ticking off, carpeting, wigging

NZ Australian informal serve

dated rating

ANTONYMS

praise, commendation

2‘this party is a reproach to the British political system’

SYNONYMS

disgrace, discredit, source of shame, outrage

blemish on, stain on, blot on, blot on the escutcheon of, slur on

scandal, stigma

literary smirch

ANTONYMS

credit


Phrases

    beyond/above reproach

      ‘her public image had to be beyond reproach’

      SYNONYMS

      perfect, beyond criticism, blameless, above suspicion, without fault, faultless, flawless, irreproachable, exemplary, unimpeachable, impeccable, immaculate, unblemished, spotless, untarnished, stainless, unstained, pure, as pure as the driven snow, whiter than white, sinless, guiltless, unsullied

      informal

      squeaky clean

      ANTONYMS

      blameworthy