Reproach – expression of disapproval; a reprimand or a telling-off
To remember the definition of the word reproach, use the following mnemonic:
The reproduction of the roach(reproach) was simply not good enough to go into the new angling book – the author expressed his disapproval.
Examples of reproach in a sentence
The MP's racist terminology brought an immediate reproach from the prime minister.
Law enforcement officers should make sure they always act with integrity and are beyond reproach.
She was reproached by her mother for her mean behaviour towards her little brother.