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rep·ro·bate

 (rĕp′rə-bāt′)
n.
1. A morally unprincipled person.
2. One who is predestined to damnation.
adj.
1. Morally unprincipled; shameless.
2. Rejected by God and without hope of salvation.
tr.v. rep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing, rep·ro·bates
1. To disapprove of; condemn.
2. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.

[From Middle English, condemned, from Late Latin reprobātus, past participle of reprobāre, to reprove : Latin re-, opposite; see re- + Latin probāre, to approve; see prove.]

rep′ro·ba′tion n.
rep′ro·ba′tive adj.

reprobate

(ˈrɛprəʊˌbeɪt)
adj
1. morally unprincipled; depraved
2. (Theology) Christianity destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
n
3. an unprincipled, depraved, or damned person
4. a disreputable or roguish person: the old reprobate.
vb (tr)
5. to disapprove of; condemn
6. (Theology) (of God) to destine, consign, or condemn to eternal punishment in hell
[C16: from Late Latin reprobātus held in disfavour, from Latin re- + probāre to approve1]
reprobacy n
ˈreproˌbater n

rep•ro•bate

(ˈrɛp rəˌbeɪt)

n., adj., v. -bat•ed, -bat•ing. n.
1. a depraved or wicked person.
2. a person who is beyond hope of salvation.
adj.
3. morally depraved; wicked.
4. being beyond hope of salvation.
v.t.
5. to disapprove, condemn, or censure.
6. to exclude from salvation, as for sin.
[1400–50; late Middle English (v.) < Latin reprobātus, past participle of reprobāre to reprove]
rep′ro•bate`ness, n.
rep′ro•bat`er, n.

reprobate


Past participle: reprobated
Gerund: reprobating

Imperative
reprobate
reprobate
Present
I reprobate
you reprobate
he/she/it reprobates
we reprobate
you reprobate
they reprobate
Preterite
I reprobated
you reprobated
he/she/it reprobated
we reprobated
you reprobated
they reprobated
Present Continuous
I am reprobating
you are reprobating
he/she/it is reprobating
we are reprobating
you are reprobating
they are reprobating
Present Perfect
I have reprobated
you have reprobated
he/she/it has reprobated
we have reprobated
you have reprobated
they have reprobated
Past Continuous
I was reprobating
you were reprobating
he/she/it was reprobating
we were reprobating
you were reprobating
they were reprobating
Past Perfect
I had reprobated
you had reprobated
he/she/it had reprobated
we had reprobated
you had reprobated
they had reprobated
Future
I will reprobate
you will reprobate
he/she/it will reprobate
we will reprobate
you will reprobate
they will reprobate
Future Perfect
I will have reprobated
you will have reprobated
he/she/it will have reprobated
we will have reprobated
you will have reprobated
they will have reprobated
Future Continuous
I will be reprobating
you will be reprobating
he/she/it will be reprobating
we will be reprobating
you will be reprobating
they will be reprobating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reprobating
you have been reprobating
he/she/it has been reprobating
we have been reprobating
you have been reprobating
they have been reprobating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reprobating
you will have been reprobating
he/she/it will have been reprobating
we will have been reprobating
you will have been reprobating
they will have been reprobating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reprobating
you had been reprobating
he/she/it had been reprobating
we had been reprobating
you had been reprobating
they had been reprobating
Conditional
I would reprobate
you would reprobate
he/she/it would reprobate
we would reprobate
you would reprobate
they would reprobate
Past Conditional
I would have reprobated
you would have reprobated
he/she/it would have reprobated
we would have reprobated
you would have reprobated
they would have reprobated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reprobate - a person without moral scruplesreprobate - a person without moral scruples  
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
black sheep, scapegrace - a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
wretch - performs some wicked deed
Verb1.reprobate - reject (documents) as invalid
reject - refuse to accept or acknowledge; "I reject the idea of starting a war"; "The journal rejected the student's paper"
approbate - accept (documents) as valid
2.reprobate - abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
sentence, doom, condemn - pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
3.reprobate - express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
Adj.1.reprobate - deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

reprobate

noun
1. scoundrel, villain, degenerate, profligate, mother (taboo slang, chiefly U.S.), shit (taboo slang), bastard (informal, offensive), rake, bugger (taboo slang), sinner, outcast, pariah, rascal, son-of-a-bitch (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), asshole (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), turd (taboo slang), wretch, wrongdoer, motherfucker (taboo slang, chiefly U.S.), ne'er-do-well, scumbag (slang), miscreant, wastrel, bad egg (old-fashioned informal), blackguard, evildoer, roué, cocksucker (taboo slang), rakehell (archaic), asswipe (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang), skelm (S. African), wrong 'un (informal) the drunken reprobate of popular legend
adjective

reprobate

adjective
Morally objectionable:
verb
To feel or express strong disapproval of:
Translations

reprobate

[ˈreprəʊbeɪt] Nréprobo/a m/f

reprobate

adj actionruchlos, verwerflich; personverkommen; (Eccl) → verdammt
nverkommenes Subjekt, Gestrauchelte(r) mf (geh); (Eccl) → Verdammte(r) mf

reprobate

[ˈrɛprəʊˌbeɪt] n (hum) → canaglia
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He was not of the Ned Winters family, who were very respectable people in Winesburg, but was one of the three sons of the old man called Wind- peter Winters who had a sawmill near Unionville, six miles away, and who was looked upon by every- one in Winesburg as a confirmed old reprobate.
This old reprobate was one of the sufferers when Cotton Mather, and his brother ministers, and the learned judges, and other wise men, and Sir William Phipps, the sagacious governor, made such laudable efforts to weaken the great enemy of souls, by sending a multitude of his adherents up the rocky pathway of Gallows Hill.
Hard and reprobate as the godless man seemed now, there had been a time when he had been rocked on the bosom of a mother,--cradled with prayers and pious hymns,--his now seared brow bedewed with the waters of holy baptism.
To attach myself to your sister, therefore, was not a thing to be thought of;--and with a meanness, selfishness, cruelty-- which no indignant, no contemptuous look, even of yours, Miss Dashwood, can ever reprobate too much--I was acting in this manner, trying to engage her regard, without a thought of returning it.
And here let those Who boast in mortal things, and wondring tell Of BABEL, and the works of MEMPHIAN Kings, Learn how thir greatest Monuments of Fame, And Strength and Art are easily outdone By Spirits reprobate, and in an hour What in an age they with incessant toyle And hands innumerable scarce perform Nigh on the Plain in many cells prepar'd, That underneath had veins of liquid fire Sluc'd from the Lake, a second multitude With wondrous Art founded the massie Ore, Severing each kinde, and scum'd the Bullion dross: A third as soon had form'd within the ground A various mould, and from the boyling cells By strange conveyance fill'd each hollow nook, As in an Organ from one blast of wind To many a row of Pipes the sound-board breaths.
for that malicious reprobate, having often endeavoured in vain to persuade both the captains that I might be thrown into the sea
Dick wondered who paid for these excursions, and at the thought that the reprobate must get his pocket money where he got his board and lodging, from poor Esther's generosity, he had it almost in his heart to knock the old gentleman down.
The selectman nodded to the constable; and there sat the light-heeled reprobate in the stocks; or if he danced, it was round the whipping-post, which might be termed the Puritan Maypole.
I went to the boy's hut, and the fat old reprobate was lying on a mat carefully chained up.
I do not suppose that you would deliberately form an absolute engagement of that nature without acquainting your mother and myself, or at least, without being convinced that we should approve of your choice; but I cannot help fearing that you may be drawn in, by the lady who has lately attached you, to a marriage which the whole of your family, far and near, must highly reprobate.
He spits them out with a remorseful air, for he feels that it is in his nature to be an unimprovable reprobate and that it's no good HIS trying to keep awake, for HE won't never know nothink.
What a clever little reprobate she was, and how smartly she played at injured innocence