Tirade vs Reproach - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between tirade and reproach
is that tirade
is while reproach
is a mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
As a verb reproach is
to criticize or rebuke someone.
A long, angry or violent speech; a diatribe.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade
against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.}}
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=“[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade
very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.}}
A section of verse concerning a single theme; a laisse.
* (speech) diatribe, rant
* (section of verse) laisse
* See also
A mild rebuke, or an implied criticism.
, author=Mary Shelley
, passage=My father made no reproach in his letters and only took notice of my science by inquiring into my occupations more particularly than before.}}
Disgrace or shame.
To criticize or rebuke someone.
* Bible, 1 Peter iv. 14
- if ye be reproached for the name of Christ
- That this newcomer, Shame, / There sit not, and reproach us as unclean.
To disgrace, or bring shame upon someone.
- Mezentius with his ardour warmed / His fainting friends, reproached their shameful flight, / Repelled the victors.
- I thought your marriage fit; else imputation, / For that he knew you, might reproach your life.
* (to criticize or rebuke) blame, rebuke, upbraid
* (to disgrace) disgrace, dishonor
* See also
* beyond reproach