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

Recent Examples of reprehensible from the Web

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First Known Use of reprehensible

14th century


REPREHENSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

reprehensible

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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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