Reproach

Definition of Reproach

Re`proach´   Pronunciation: r?-pr?ch´
v. t.1.To come back to, or come home to, as a matter of blame; to bring shame or disgrace upon; to disgrace.
[imp. & p. p. Reproached (-pr?cht"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reproaching.]
2.To attribute blame to; to allege something disgraceful against; to charge with a fault; to censure severely or contemptuously; to upbraid.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ.
- 1 Peter iv. 14.
That this newcomer, Shame,
There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.
- Milton.
n.1.
1.The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
Give not thine heritage to reproach.
- Joel ii. 17.
2.A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
3.An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
- Neh. ii. 17.

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