rep·​ro·​ba·​tion ˌre-prə-ˈbā-shən How to pronounce reprobation (audio)
: the act of reprobating : the state of being reprobated

Examples of reprobation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Alejandro Giammattei was deeply unpopular at home, but other than occasional statements of reprobation from the United States and Europe, had managed to consolidate his control of the justice system with little consequence. Sonia Pérez D. and Christopher Sherman, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 July 2023 Fast forward a few years, and reprobation of Walmart’s sharp tactics has faded. Marc Levinson, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2021 Coaches and executives around the sport spoke out in a chorus of reprobation. Bruce Schoenfeld, Esquire, 25 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reprobation was in the 14th century

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“Reprobation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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