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reprobate

depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drug-dealing reprobate
Not to be confused with:
approbate – to approve officially: approbate a legal matter

reprobate

scoundrel; wastrel; rogue; outcast: The ex-con is a worthless reprobate.
Not to be confused with:
reprobation – disapproval, condemnation or censure; rejection: She expressed her reprobation of the proposal.

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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