reprehensive

adjective

rep·​re·​hen·​sive ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-siv How to pronounce reprehensive (audio)
: serving to reprehend : conveying reprehension or reproof

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reprehensive was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Reprehensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprehensive. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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