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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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Adv.1.reprehensibly - in a manner or to a degree deserving blame or censure
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(repriˈhensəbl) adjective
deserving blame. a reprehensible act.
ˌrepreˈhensibly adverb
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Conscious of being reprehensibly dense I groped in the darkness of my mind: De Barral, De Barral--and all at once noise and light burst on me as if a window of my memory had been suddenly flung open on a street in the City.
She tried to follow her beam, with an expression upon her face which would have made any passer-by think her reprehensibly and almost ridiculously detached from the surrounding scene.
And that is something Klopp, Guardiola and many others should bear in mind when they are behaving far more reprehensibly than merely getting among their victorious boys.
In his memo Weaks said: "In March they (Boeing) expectedly, but reprehensibly, asked to have the venue switched from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to Indonesia in order to settle the Lion Air Flight 610 accident for minimal amounts.
And I'm not into sharing that much of my time and my headspace and my life with somebody that did something that I feel is so reprehensibly disrespectful to the people of Japan, who I love.
The custom of Wata Sata used reprehensibly to exchange women for an ox is only too eloquently underlined.
To place arbitrary limitations upon the application is to evade the underlying principle." (58) In other words, as it relates to the new duty of honesty in contractual performance, barring the availability of punitive damages for reprehensibly "dishonest" behavior would fail to recognize that reprehensibly dishonest behavior should be punished.
Given all that has happened and the reprehensibly racist statements from this administration, count us sceptical.
The term is used in Aquinas's thought with reference to the distinction between an individual who knows about virtue intellectually, but still acts reprehensibly, and the genuinely virtuous person who finds a certain harmonious connaturality between the internalized dictates of virtue and their outward behavior.
The United States has been reprehensibly slow in implementing
The only people who emerge with any credit out of it are Jane Chapple-Hyam for disassociating herself with the folly of it all, and Gina Mangan, who has been treated reprehensibly by the BHA.