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rep·re·hen·sion

 (rĕp′rĭ-hĕn′shən)
n.
The act of rebuking or censuring; reproval.

rep′re·hen′sive (-sĭv) adj.

reprehension

(ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnʃən)
n
the act or an instance of reprehending; reproof or rebuke
ˌrepreˈhensive, ˌrepreˈhensory adj
ˌrepreˈhensively adv

rep•re•hen•sion

(ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn ʃən)

n.
the act of reprehending; reproof.
[1325–75; < Latin reprehēnsiō <reprehendere (see reprehend)]
rep`re•hen′sive (-sɪv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reprehension - an act or expression of criticism and censurereprehension - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
riot act - a vigorous reprimand; "I read him the riot act"
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
chiding, objurgation, scolding, tongue-lashing - rebuking a person harshly
what for - a strong reprimand
berating, blowing up - a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
reproach - a mild rebuke or criticism; "words of reproach"
talking to, lecture, speech - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
chastening, chastisement, correction - a rebuke for making a mistake
admonishment, monition, admonition - a firm rebuke

reprehension

noun
A comment expressing fault:
Informal: pan.
Slang: knock.
Translations

reprehension

[ˌreprɪˈhenʃən] Nreprensión f

reprehension

n
no pl (= act)Tadeln nt, → Rügen nt
(= rebuke)Tadel m, → Rüge f
References in classic literature ?
There is likewise due to the public, a civil reprehension of advocates, where there appeareth cunning counsel, gross neglect, slight information, indiscreet pressing, or an overbold defence.
My behaviour, during the very happy fortnight which I spent with you, did not, I hope, lay me open to reprehension, excepting on one point.
Holy Father,'' said the chief Outlaw, ``it grieves me to think that you have met with such usage from any of my followers, as calls for your fatherly reprehension.
As hope, however, is the last thing extinguished in the heart of man, he finished by hoping that he might survive, even though with terrible wounds, in both these duels; and in case of surviving, he made the following reprehensions upon his own conduct:
As remotely connected as all these may be to our immediate developmental goals as a people and as a nation, it has become pertinent to draw the connecting lines not only for the purpose of reducing the avoidable carnage that are attributable to power bike accidents but also to exonerate and exculpate persons and authorities that may vicariously share some portions of reprehension and blame in the individual judgments that reside in the minds of the people.
They include cooperation with the police in investigations that will lead to the reprehension of the crew involved.
The discovery gives Sancho the possibility to mock his master, an endeavor which profoundly disgusts the latter, causing his violent attitude of reprehension towards the squire:
Dr Sikandar Hayat in his book, Aspects of the Pakistan Movement, has very skillfully responded to this reprehension on the part of Indian historians and its blind acceptance by some people in Pakistan.
But there is hope for as long as we regard the killings as wrong, and as deserving of rebuke, reprehension, or sorrow.
Asi es como la finalidad de ensenanza y de provecho moral llegaba a justificar el subtitulo que encabezaba la compilacion: Burlas veras, o reprehension moral y festiva de los desordenes publicos.
singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter," and had an idea about a book to write; eventually settled on the thing he was meant to do and did it; enjoyed the adulation of the discerning and endured the charges of the pious that he was an "infidel wasp," as James Boswell put it; sided with his friend Edmund Burke in reprehension of the French Revolution; and died at 56 following surgery for a grossly inflamed hydrocele in his scrotum.
S'e' non ti cagia la tua santalena': Guido Cavalcanti and the Thirteenth Century Reprehension of Rusticitas.