reprehension

noun
rep·​re·​hen·​sion | \ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən \

Definition of reprehension 

: the act of reprehending : censure

First Known Use of reprehension

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reprehension

Middle English reprehensioun, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French reprehension, from Latin reprehension-, reprehensio, from reprehendere

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reprehension

Share reprehension

Statistics for reprehension

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for reprehension

The first known use of reprehension was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on reprehension

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with reprehension

Comments on reprehension

What made you want to look up reprehension? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!