reprehensive

adjective
rep·​re·​hen·​sive | \ ˌre-pri-ˈhen(t)-siv How to pronounce reprehensive (audio) \

Definition of reprehensive

: serving to reprehend : conveying reprehension or reproof

First Known Use of reprehensive

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Reprehensive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprehensive. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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