reprobation

noun
rep·​ro·​ba·​tion | \ ˌre-prə-ˈbā-shən How to pronounce reprobation (audio) \

Definition of reprobation

: the act of reprobating : the state of being reprobated

Examples of reprobation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coaches and executives around the sport spoke out in a chorus of reprobation. Bruce Schoenfeld, Esquire, "The Justice League," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of reprobation

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Reprobation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprobation. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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