formal 1 : a expression of disapproval or disappointment [noncount] ▪ She looked at him with reproach. ▪ His actions were above/beyond reproach. [=his actions could not be criticized] [count] ▪ Accusations and reproaches from both parties made it difficult to pursue discussions.2 [noncount] : loss of reputation : disgrace
▪ His conduct has brought shame and reproach to his family.3 [count] : something that causes shame or disgrace — usually singular ▪ This situation is a scandal and a reproach to the entire country.
▪ His conduct has brought shame and reproach to his family.