REPROACH, verb transitive [Latin prox, in proximus.]
1. To censure in terms of opprobrium or contempt.
Mezentius with his ardor warm'd his fainting friends, reproach'd their shameful flight, repell'd the victors.
2. To charge with a fault in severe language.
That shame there sit not, and reproach us as unclean.
3. To upbraid; to suggest blame for any thing. A man's conscience will reproach him for a criminal, mean or unworthy action.
4. To treat with scorn or contempt. Luke 6:22.
1. Censure mingled with contempt or derision; contumelious or opprobrious language towards any person; abusive reflections; as foul-mouthed reproach
2. Shame; infamy; disgrace.
3. Object of contempt, scorn or derision.
Come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we may be no more a reproach Nehemiah 2:17.
4. That which is the cause of shame or disgrace. Genesis 30:23.