- 1[uncountable] blame or criticism for something you have done His voice was full of reproach. The captain's behavior is above/beyond reproach (= you cannot criticize it).
- 2[countable] a word or remark expressing blame or criticism He listened to his wife's bitter reproaches.
- 3[uncountable] a state of shame or loss of honor Her actions brought reproach upon herself.
- 4[singular] reproach (to somebody/something) a person or thing that brings shame on someone or something synonym discredit Such living conditions are a reproach to our society.