reprehension

noun
rep·​re·​hen·​sion | \ ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-shən How to pronounce reprehension (audio) \

Definition of reprehension

: the act of reprehending : censure

Examples of reprehension in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Putin is a formidable opponent who is worthy of reprehension. Arkansas Online, 17 June 2021

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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

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“Reprehension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprehension. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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