reprehensible

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rep·re·hen·si·ble

 (rĕp′rĭ-hĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
Deserving rebuke or censure: "Few legal codes were as reprehensible as the Jim Crow laws" (Pete Bodo).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin reprehēnsibilis, from Latin reprehēnsus, past participle of reprehendere, to reprehend; see reprehend.]

rep′re·hen′si·bil′i·ty, rep′re·hen′si·ble·ness n.
rep′re·hen′si·bly adv.
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reprehensible

(ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsəbəl)
adj
open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy
[C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove]
ˌrepreˌhensiˈbility, ˌrepreˈhensibleness n
ˌrepreˈhensibly adv
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rep•re•hen•si•ble

(ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl)

adj.
deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin reprehēnsibilis= Latin reprehēns(us), past participle of reprehendere to reprehend + -ibilis -ible]
rep`re•hen′si•bly, adv.
rep`re•hen`si•bil′i•ty, rep`re•hen′si•ble•ness, n.
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reprehensible

- Usually applied to things, not people—the sin and not the sinner.
See also related terms for sin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reprehensible - 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"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"
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reprehensible

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reprehensible

adjective
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Translations
مَسْؤول عن
hanebnýtrestuhodný
forkastelig
elítélendõ
ámælisverîur
peiktinas
nosodāmspeļams
suçlanabilir

reprehensible

[ˌreprɪˈhensɪbl] ADJreprensible, censurable
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reprehensible

[ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsɪbəl] adjrépréhensible
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reprehensible

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reprehensible

[ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsɪbl] adj (frm) → riprovevole
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reprehensible

(repriˈhensəbl) adjective
deserving blame. a reprehensible act.
ˌrepreˈhensibly adverb
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reprehensible

a. reprensible, reprobable, censurable.
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(27) See ANDREW VON HIRSCH & ANDREW ASHWORTH, PROPORTIONATE SENTENCING: EXPLORING THE PRINCIPLES 4 (2005) (explaining that the desert rationale of proportional sentencing underlying retributivism "rests on the idea that the penal sanction should fairly reflect the degree of reprehensibleness (that is, the harmfulness and culpability) of the actor's conduct"); Paul Butler, Retribution, For Liberals, 46 UCLA L.
Muslim's section on the [fada.sup.[contains]]il al-[Qur.sup.[contains]]an contains traditions that underscore the necessity of following the precepts of the [Qur.sup.[contains]]an, the reprehensibleness of forgetting the [Qur.sup.[contains]]an, and the desirability of reciting the [Qur.sup.[contains]] with a melodious voice.