above reproach


above 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
Main entry: reproach

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above (or beyond) reproach
such that no criticism can be made; perfect

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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

  • above reproach — ► above (or beyond) reproach such that no criticism can be made; perfect. Main Entry: ↑reproach …   English terms dictionary

  • above reproach — See beyond reproach …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • beyond/above reproach — PERFECT, blameless, above suspicion, without fault, faultless, flawless, irreproachable, exemplary, impeccable, immaculate, unblemished, spotless, untarnished, stainless, unsullied, whiter than white; informal squeaky clean. → reproach …   Useful english dictionary

  • Above — A*bove , prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. [root]199. See {Over}.] 1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; opposed to {below} or {beneath}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • above all — Above A*bove , prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. [root]199. See {Over}.] 1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; opposed to {below} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • above suspicion — I adjective above reproach, absolved, blameless, clean, clear, exculpable, faultless, free from guilt, free from wrong, guilt free, guiltless, impeccable, incorrupt, inculpable, innocent, irreprehensible, moral, sinless, taintless, unblamable,… …   Law dictionary

  • above suspicion — [adj] innocent above reproach, blameless, guiltless, having clean hands*, inculpable, irreproachable, scrupulous, sinless; concept 545 …   New thesaurus

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