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reprobate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprobate

  1. having or showing lowered moral character or standards a reprobate judge who could be bribed, and often with astonishing ease Synonyms of reprobate debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, dissolute, jackleg, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, rakehell (or rakehelly), rakish, corrupt, sick, unclean, unwholesome, warpedWords Related to reprobate bent [chiefly British], crooked, cutthroat, dishonest, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; contaminated, spoiled, tainted; bad, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, nefarious, sinful, vicious, wickedNear Antonyms of reprobate incorruptible; ethical, honest, principled; good, moral, righteous, virtuousAntonyms of reprobate pure, uncorrupt, uncorrupted


reprobate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprobate

  1. a mean, evil, or unprincipled person a program for rehabilitating hard-core reprobates and turning them into hard-working, law-abiding citizens Synonyms of reprobate baddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, knave, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, villain, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretchWords Related to reprobate villainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trashNear Antonyms of reprobate angel, innocent, saint; hero


reprobate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprobate

  1. 1 to be unwilling to grant the board will most likely reprobate the request for parole Synonyms of reprobate decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, nix, refuse, reject, deny, withholdWords Related to reprobate ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstructNear Antonyms of reprobate afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafeAntonyms of reprobate allow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit

  2. 2 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to without hesitation she reprobated such an indecent idea Synonyms of reprobate balk (at), deselect, disapprove, negative, nix, pass, pass up, refuse, reject, decline, repudiate, spurn, throw out, throw over, turn downWords Related to reprobate blow off, disdain, rebuff, scorn, scout, shoot down; overrule, veto; forbid, prohibit, proscribe; dismiss, ignore; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); deny, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay; stick; abjure, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; avoid, bypass, detour; contradict, deny, disown, negate; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, renege, revokeNear Antonyms of reprobate condone, countenance, swallow, tolerate; adopt, embrace, receive, take, welcome; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; choose, handpick, select; espouse, supportAntonyms of reprobate accept, agree (to), approve

  3. 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 Synonyms of reprobate anathematize, censure, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, reprehend, condemnWords Related to reprobate attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms of reprobate approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms of reprobate bless

Synonym Discussion of reprobate

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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