AskDefine | Define reprehensible

Dictionary Definition

reprehensible adj : bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife" [syn: condemnable, criminal, deplorable]

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English

Etymology

reprehend + -ible

Adjective

  1. Blameworthy, censurable, guilty.
  2. Deserving of reprehension.
    • 1998, Greg Morrow and Dylan Verheul, The Sandman Annotations, Sandman 14
      Scarlett O’Hara was the heroine of the novel/movie Gone with the Wind and the reprehensible sequel Scarlett''.

Translations

blameworthy
deserving of reprehension
  • Dutch: verwerpelijk, afkeurenswaardig

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