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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.
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Noun1.reprehensibility - being reprehensible; worthy of and deserving reprehension or reproof
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
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