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Synonyms and Antonyms of reprehensible

  1. 1 deserving reproach or blame <a reprehensible tyrant, who oppressed his country for decades, has finally been brought to justice> Synonyms blamable, censurable, culpable, blameworthy, reproachableRelated Words bad, guilty, sinful, wicked; foolish, irresponsible, reckless; amerciable, chargeable, disciplinable, impeachable, indictable, punishable; criminal, illegal, illicit, unlawful; illegitimate, improper, wrongfulNear Antonyms flawless, perfect, pure; guiltless, innocentAntonyms blameless, faultless, impeccable, irreproachable

  2. 2 provoking or likely to provoke protest <your behavior towards the other team was truly reprehensible, so you're being suspended from the next three games> Synonyms censurable, exceptionable, obnoxious, offensive, objectionableRelated Words unacceptable, undesirable, unwanted, unwelcome; disagreeable, displeasing, distasteful, unpleasant; bad, execrable, lousy, miserable, terrible, unspeakable, wretched; atrocious, infamous; abhorrent, disgusting, gross, loathsome, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, sickening, sickish, vile; naughty, wicked; debasing, perverted, profane; off, off-color (or off-colored), racy, salty, suggestive; indecent, indecorous, unbecoming; earthy, unprintable; bawdy, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, lewd, nasty, obscene, smutty, vulgar; blamable, blameworthy, lascivious, pornographic, ribald, scurrilousNear Antonyms acceptable, agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, easy, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, palatable, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, relishable, satisfying, welcome; good; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; abetted, encouraged, promoted, supported; becoming, correct, decent, decorous, exemplary, proper, respectable, seemly; blameless, commendable, creditable; immaculate, perfect, pure, spotless; politically correctAntonyms inoffensive, unobjectionable

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