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reprobate

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having or showing lowered moral character or standards
  • a reprobate judge who could be bribed
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reprobate

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

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1 to be unwilling to grant
  • The board will most likely reprobate the request for parole.
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2 to show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
  • Without hesitation she reprobated such a repellant idea.
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turn one's back on

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3 to declare to be morally wrong or evil
  • She 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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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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