Reproachful

  • 1 Reproachful — Re*proach ful ( f?l), a. 1. Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive. [1913 Webster] The reproachful speeches . . . That he hath breathed in my dishonor here. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Occasioning or deserving reproach;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reproachful — index blameful, contemptible, contemptuous, critical (faultfinding), ignoble, remonstrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 reproachful — 1540s, from REPROACH (Cf. reproach) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Reproachfully …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 reproachful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressing disapproval or disappointment. DERIVATIVES reproachfully adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 reproachful — [ri prōch′fəl] adj. full of or expressing reproach, or blame, censure, etc. reproachfully adv. reproachfulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 reproachful — [[t]rɪpro͟ʊtʃfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Reproachful expressions or remarks show that you are disappointed, upset, or angry because someone has done something wrong. She gave Isabelle a reproachful look... He turned to Alex and his tone was reproachful.… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 reproachful — re|proach|ful [rıˈprəutʃfəl US ˈproutʃ ] adj a reproachful look, remark etc shows that you are criticizing someone or blaming them ▪ She gave her daughter a reproachful glance. >reproachfully adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 reproachful — adjective a reproachful look, remark etc shows that you are criticizing someone or blaming them: She shot me a reproachful glance. reproachfully adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 reproachful — reproachfully, adv. reproachfulness, n. /ri prohch feuhl/, adj. 1. full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look. 2. Obs. deserving reproach; shameful. [1540 50; REPROACH + FUL] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 reproachful — adjective a) Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive. b) Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 reproachful — adj. Reproachful is used with these nouns: ↑glance, ↑look …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 reproachful — re•proach•ful [[t]rɪˈproʊtʃ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look[/ex] 2) Obs. deserving reproach; shameful • Etymology: 1540–50 re•proach′ful•ly, adv. re•proach′ful•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 reproachful — /rəˈproʊtʃfəl/ (say ruh prohchfuhl) adjective 1. full of or expressing reproach or censure; upbraiding: a reproachful look. 2. Obsolete deserving reproach; shameful. –reproachfully, adverb –reproachfulness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 reproachful — adjective see reproach I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 reproachful — Synonyms and related words: abusive, admonitory, blackening, blameful, censorious, condemnatory, contemptuous, critical, damnatory, denunciatory, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, derisive, disapproving, disparaging, execrating, execrative …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 reproachful — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. censorious, scolding, disapproving; see critical 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 reproachful — re|proach|ful [ rı proutʃfl ] adjective expressing criticism or disappointment in a way that is intended to make someone feel ashamed ╾ re|proach|ful|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 reproachful — re proach·ful || rɪ prəʊfÊŠl adj. accusatory, blaming; rebuking, admonishing; expressing censure, condemnatory …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 reproachful — adjective expressing disapproval or disappointment. Derivatives reproachfully adverb reproachfulness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 reproachful — a. 1. Opprobrious, scurrilous, abusive, railing, scolding, upbraiding, vituperative, condemnatory, censorious, damnatory, invective, contumelious, offensive, sarcastic, insulting, contemptuous, scornful, insolent. 2. Shameful, infamous, base,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms