beyond reproach


beyond reproach
above (or beyond) reproach such that no criticism can be made; perfect.
Main Entry: reproach

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  • beyond reproach — Excellent, too good to be criticized ● reproach * * * above/​beyond reproach phrase impossible to criticize because of being so good Their handling of the affair has been absolutely beyond reproach. Thesaurus: perfect and perfectlysynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beyond reproach — index unimpeachable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • beyond reproach — not to be criticized. These were men of outstanding character who were beyond reproach …   New idioms dictionary

  • beyond reproach — above reproach I never claimed to be above reproach Syn: perfect, blameless, above suspicion, without fault, faultless, flawless, irreproachable, exemplary, impeccable, immaculate, unblemished, spotless, untarnished, stainless, unsullied, whiter… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • above (or beyond) reproach — such that no criticism can be made; perfect. → reproach …   English new terms dictionary

  • reproach — ► VERB 1) express one s disapproval of or disappointment with. 2) (reproach with) accuse of. ► NOUN ▪ an expression of disapproval or disappointment. ● above (or beyond) reproach Cf. ↑beyond reproach …   English terms dictionary

  • reproach — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter ▪ mild ▪ There was mild reproach in his tone. PREPOSITION ▪ above reproach, beyond …   Collocations dictionary

  • reproach — re|proach1 [rıˈprəutʃ US ˈproutʃ] n formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: reproche, from reprochier to reproach , from Vulgar Latin repropiare, from Latin prope near ] 1.) [U] criticism, blame, or disapproval ▪ You don t need me, she… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reproach — I UK [rɪˈprəʊtʃ] / US [rɪˈproʊtʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms reproach : present tense I/you/we/they reproach he/she/it reproaches present participle reproaching past tense reproached past participle reproached to criticize someone and feel… …   English dictionary

  • reproach — 1 noun formal 1 (U) blame or disapproval for the things you have done: “Are you going already?” he cried, his voice full of reproach. | beyond/above reproach formal (=impossible to criticize; perfect): His behaviour throughout this affair has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English