reproachful

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re·proach·ful

 (rĭ-prōch′fəl)
adj.
Expressing reproach or blame.

re·proach′ful·ly adv.
re·proach′ful·ness n.
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reproachful

(rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl)
adj
1. full of or expressing reproach
2. archaic deserving of reproach; disgraceful
reˈproachfully adv
reˈproachfulness n
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re•proach•ful

(rɪˈproʊtʃ fəl)

adj.
1. full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look.
2. Obs. deserving reproach; shameful.
[1540–50]
re•proach′ful•ly, adv.
re•proach′ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reproachful - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a correctivereproachful - expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
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reproachful

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Translations
لَوْمي، تأنيبي
vyčítavý
bebrejdende
szemrehányó
ásakandi
vyčítavý
sitem eden

reproachful

[rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl] ADJ [look etc] → de reproche, de acusación
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reproachful

[rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl] adj [look, tone] → de reproche
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reproachful

adj, reproachfully
advvorwurfsvoll
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reproachful

[rɪˈprəʊtʃfʊl] adj (look) → di rimprovero
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reproach

(rəˈprəutʃ) verb
to rebuke or blame but usually with a feeling of sadness and disappointment rather than anger. She reproached me for not telling her about my money troubles; There is no need to reproach yourself – you did the best you could.
noun
(an) act of reproaching. a look of reproach; He didn't deserve that reproach from you.
reˈproachful adjective
showing or expressing reproach. a reproachful look; reproachful words.
reˈproachfully adverb
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References in classic literature ?
Well, what sort of bringing-up can you give your babes if you do not overcome the temptation of the devil, enticing you to infidelity?" he said, with gentle reproachfulness. "If you love your child as a good father, you will not desire only wealth, luxury, honor for your infant; you will be anxious for his salvation, his spiritual enlightenment with the light of truth.
A more obvious example of Meadows's tendency to gloss over the "campaign of reproachfulness" (Connors et al.
Thus, Phillips casts a very skeptical look on the reproachfulness of his young guide to Liverpool, Stephen, whom he describes as a "tightly wound metal coil" (2000: 79).