reprehensible

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adjective rep·re·hen·si·ble \ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of reprehensible

  1. :  worthy of or deserving reprehension :  culpable

reprehensibility

play \-ˌhen(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

reprehensibleness

play \-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun

reprehensibly

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Examples of reprehensible in a sentence

  1. <a reprehensible tyrant, who oppressed his country for decades, has finally been brought to justice>

  2. <your behavior towards the other team was truly reprehensible, so you're being suspended from the next three games>

14th Century

First Known Use of reprehensible

14th century


REPREHENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

reprehensible

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adjective rep·re·hen·si·ble \ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-sə-bəl\

Definition of reprehensible for English Language Learners

  • : very bad : deserving very strong criticism


REPREHENSIBLE Defined for Kids

reprehensible

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adjective rep·re·hen·si·ble \ˌre-pri-ˈhen-sə-bəl\

Definition of reprehensible for Students

  1. :  deserving strong criticism <reprehensible acts>



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