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reprobate

adjective

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having or showing lowered moral character or standards
  • a reprobate judge who could be bribed, and often with astonishing ease

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reprobate

noun

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a mean, evil, or unprincipled person
  • a program for rehabilitating hard-core reprobates and turning them into hard-working, law-abiding citizens

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reprobate

verb

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1 to be unwilling to grant
  • the board will most likely reprobate the request for parole

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3 to declare to be morally wrong or evil
  • spent much of her talk reprobating the callous indifference of a materialistic society to the suffering of people in the third world

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criticize, reprehend, censure, reprobate, condemn, denounce mean to find fault with openly. criticize implies finding fault especially with methods or policies or intentions. criticized the police for using violence reprehend implies both criticism and severe rebuking. reprehends the self-centeredness of today's students censure carries a strong suggestion of authority and of reprimanding. a Senator formally censured by his peers reprobate implies strong disapproval or firm refusal to sanction. reprobated his son's unconventional lifestyle condemn usually suggests an unqualified and final unfavorable judgment. condemned the government's racial policies denounce adds to condemn the implication of a public declaration. a pastoral letter denouncing abortion

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“Reprobate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/re-probate. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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