reprehensible


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rep·re·hen·si·ble

 (rĕp′rĭ-hĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
Deserving rebuke or censure: "Few legal codes were as reprehensible as the Jim Crow laws" (Pete Bodo).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin reprehēnsibilis, from Latin reprehēnsus, past participle of reprehendere, to reprehend; see reprehend.]

rep′re·hen′si·bil′i·ty, rep′re·hen′si·ble·ness n.
rep′re·hen′si·bly adv.

reprehensible

(ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsəbəl)
adj
open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy
[C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove]
ˌrepreˌhensiˈbility, ˌrepreˈhensibleness n
ˌrepreˈhensibly adv

rep•re•hen•si•ble

(ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl)

adj.
deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin reprehēnsibilis= Latin reprehēns(us), past participle of reprehendere to reprehend + -ibilis -ible]
rep`re•hen′si•bly, adv.
rep`re•hen`si•bil′i•ty, rep`re•hen′si•ble•ness, n.

reprehensible

- Usually applied to things, not people—the sin and not the sinner.
See also related terms for sin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reprehensible - bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"

reprehensible

reprehensible

adjective
Translations
مَسْؤول عن
hanebnýtrestuhodný
forkastelig
elítélendõ
ámælisverîur
peiktinas
nosodāmspeļams
suçlanabilir

reprehensible

[ˌreprɪˈhensɪbl] ADJreprensible, censurable

reprehensible

[ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl] adjrépréhensible

reprehensible

reprehensible

[ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsɪbl] adj (frm) → riprovevole

reprehensible

(repriˈhensəbl) adjective
deserving blame. a reprehensible act.
ˌrepreˈhensibly adverb

reprehensible

a. reprensible, reprobable, censurable.
References in classic literature ?
Though indeed I fail to comprehend how, with the independence you show," he went on, getting hot, "--announcing your infidelity to your husband and seeing nothing reprehensible in it, apparently--you can see anything reprehensible in performing a wife's duties in relation to your husband.
But all these foolish arguments of old Sag-Harbor only evinced his foolish pride of reason --a thing still more reprehensible in him, seeing that he had but little learning except what he had picked up from the sun and the sea.
At first he saw nothing reprehensible in this, but in the second year of his marriage his view of that form of punishment suddenly changed.
Fred and Rosamond had little to say to each other now that marriage had removed her from collision with the unpleasantness of brothers, and especially now that he had taken what she held the stupid and even reprehensible step of giving up the Church to take to such a business as Mr.
Without touching upon its uselessness in all points of view, he regarded the experiment as fraught with extreme danger, both to the citizens, who might sanction by their presence so reprehensible a spectacle, and also to the towns in the neighborhood of this deplorable cannon.
Most reprehensible, most reprehensible," exclaimed Professor Porter, with a faint trace of irritation in his voice.
And on the strength of peccadillos, reprehensible in an author, but excusable in a son, the Anglo-Saxon race is accused of prudishness, humbug, pretentiousness, deceit, cunning, and bad cooking.
His favourite subjects were church discipline, rites and ceremonies, apostolical succession, the duty of reverence and obedience to the clergy, the atrocious criminality of dissent, the absolute necessity of observing all the forms of godliness, the reprehensible presumption of individuals who attempted to think for themselves in matters connected with religion, or to be guided by their own interpretations of Scripture, and, occasionally (to please his wealthy parishioners) the necessity of deferential obedience from the poor to the rich--supporting his maxims and exhortations throughout with quotations from the Fathers: with whom he appeared to be far better acquainted than with the Apostles and Evangelists, and whose importance he seemed to consider at least equal to theirs.
She gives you the impression that life to her is indeed a vale of tears, and that a smile, never to speak of a laugh, is a frivolity truly reprehensible.
It is my - duty - as - your pastor," said I, "to tell you both everything that I myself see reprehensible in your conduct, and all I have reason to suspect, and what others tell me concerning you.
This amiable, upright, perfect Jane Fairfax was apparently cherishing very reprehensible feelings.
She could only imagine, however, at last that she drew his notice because there was something more wrong and reprehensible, according to his ideas of right, than in any other person present.