reprehensory

adjective
rep·​re·​hen·​so·​ry | \ -n(t)s(ə)rē \

Definition of reprehensory

archaic
: reprehensive no reason for making any reprehensory complaint— Samuel Johnson

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History and Etymology for reprehensory

from reprehension, after such pairs as English commendation : commendatory

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“Reprehensory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprehensory. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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