, n. [F. reproche. See Reproach, v.]
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1. The act of reproaching; censure mingled with contempt; contumelious or opprobrious language toward any person; abusive reflections; as, severe reproach.
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No reproaches even, even when pointed and barbed with the sharpest wit, appeared to give him pain.
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Give not thine heritage to reproach.
Joel ii. 17.
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2. A cause of blame or censure; shame; disgrace.
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3. An object of blame, censure, scorn, or derision.
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Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.
Neh. ii. 17.
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Syn. -- Disrepute; discredit; dishonor; opprobrium; invective; contumely; reviling; abuse; vilification; scurrility; insolence; insult; scorn; contempt; ignominy; shame; scandal;; disgrace; infamy.
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