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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·proach·ful a.
 1. Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive.
 The reproachful speeches . . .
 That he hath breathed in my dishonor here.   --Shak.
 2. Occasioning or deserving reproach; shameful; base; as, a reproachful life.
 Syn: -- Opprobrious; contumelious; abusive; offensive; insulting; contemptuous; scornful; insolent; scurrilous; disreputable; discreditable; dishonorable; shameful; disgraceful; scandalous; base; vile; infamous.
 -- Re*proach*ful*ly adv. -- Re*proach*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
            [syn: admonitory, admonishing, reproving]