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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 ?
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.
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.
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:
The missing fish caused great reprehension and an investigation by the state police.
883); strong protest of the council at FMC's decision to prolong Moody's furlough because of his illness (909-10); the council's reprehension of FMC for their "repeatedly singling out one member of the Council [presumably Moody] for preferential treatment" (950-51).
Milton, who counted on his readers reacting with reprehension at the pride of Satan, could not count on such a response if he had written Paradise Lost in modern times.
However he goes beyond Hume asking whether the Americans would not be an object of reprehension if they took the word of sages and philosophers who advised them to abandon this approach to republican government.
Dante's Tenzone with Forese Donati: The Reprehension of Vice.
There's no sharing of India's sense of moral reprehension.