Reproa'chful. adj. [from reproach.]
- Scurrilous; opprobrious.
O monstrous! what reproachful words are these. Shakesp.
I have sheath'd
My rapier in his bosom, and withal
Thrust these reproachful speeches down his throat. Shakesp.
An advocate may be punished for reproachful language, in respect of the parties in suit. Ayliffe's Parergon.
- Shameful; infamous; vile.
To make religion a stratagem to undermine government, is contrary to this superstructure, most scandalous and reproachful to christianity. Hammond's Fundamentals.
He shall endure, by coming in the flesh
To a reproachful life and cursed death. Milton's Par. Lost.