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Reprehensible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

REPREHEN'SIBLE, a. [L. reprehensus.]
Blamable; culpable; censurable; deserving reproof; applied to persons or things; as a reprehensible person; reprehensible conduct.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife" [syn: condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 14th century worthy of or deserving reprehension ; culpable reprehensibility noun reprehensibleness noun reprehensibly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. deserving censure or rebuke; blameworthy. Derivatives: reprehensibility n. reprehensibly adv. Etymology: LL reprehensibilis (as REPREHEND)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reprehensible Rep`re*hen"si*ble (-h?n"s?-b'l), a. [L. reprehensibilis: cf. F. r['e]pr['e]hensible.] Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable. -- Rep`re*hen"si*ble*ness, n. -- Rep`re*hen"si*bly, adv.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you think that a type of behaviour or an idea is very bad and morally wrong, you can say that it is reprehensible. (FORMAL) Mr Cramer said the violence by anti-government protestors was reprehensible. ADJ: usu v-link ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Blamable, culpable, censurable, reprovable, rebukable, deserving censure, worthy of blame.

Moby Thesaurus

abominable, accusable, amiss, arraignable, arrant, at fault, atrocious, awful, bad, base, beastly, beneath contempt, black, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, brutal, censurable, chargeable, contemptible, criminal, culpable, damnable, dark, deplorable, despicable, detestable, dire, disgraceful, disgusting, dreadful, egregious, enormous, evil, execrable, faulty, fetid, filthy, flagitious, flagrant, foul, fulsome, grievous, gross, guilty, hateful, heinous, horrible, horrid, impeachable, implicated, improper, imputable, inculpated, indictable, infamous, iniquitous, involved, knavish, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, low, monstrous, nasty, naughty, nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, open to criticism, outrageous, peccant, pitiable, pitiful, rank, regrettable, reproachable, reprobate, reprovable, repulsive, rotten, sad, scandalous, schlock, scurvy, shabby, shameful, shocking, shoddy, sinful, sordid, squalid, terrible, to blame, too bad, unclean, unforgivable, unholy, unpardonable, unspeakable, unworthy, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, woeful, worst, worthless, wretched, wrong



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