reprehensible

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Reprehensible Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reprehensible Deserving to be reprehended or censured; blameworthy; censurable; deserving reproof: applied to persons or things.
    • reprehensible Synonyms Blamable, culpable, reprovable. See admonition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Reprehensible worthy of being reprehended or blamed
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Quotations

  • John Grigg
    John Grigg
    “Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. reprehensibilis,: cf. F. répréhensible,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. reprehendĕre, -hensumre-, inten., prehendĕre, to lay hold of.

Usage

In literature:

What is reprehensible is defying the shot, to fall and rise no more.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
The conduct of Lord Fitzwilliam had been reprehensible from the beginning.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
If she cared nothing for him, she was acting in a reprehensible manner.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
It was not considered reprehensible to do so.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
In the old drama there had been much that was reprehensible.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
To turn to less reprehensible and underhand ways would be easy, he was sure.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
What does he hold to be most reprehensible in this class of work?
"On the Future of our Educational Institutions" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Designs and plans, of the most reprehensible character, are boldly avowed and defended.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
To ignore your teacher is extremely reprehensible, but to laugh over your conduct is positively impertinent.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Apparently he had never heard of the reprehensible habit of drinking between meals.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
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In poetry:

And - ah - sir. I think I can
Say this meeting to a man
Is distinctly Anti-Sosh and - er - and sensible;
And holds that Labor aims
And Socialistic claims
Are visionary and - um - reprehensible.
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis

In news:

It is indeed reprehensible in its call for racial solidarity.
If someone commits a crime or sin that is reprehensible, should they be forgiven or given a second chance at some point.
Longtime Obama political honcho Bill Burton, now head of a main pro-Obama super-PAC, has the single sickest, vilest, most reprehensible ad since the NAACP blamed G.W.
Commons Speaker slams ' reprehensible ' politics.
Media is ' reprehensible ' for ignoring Libya.
Carmona Calls Flake's Positions on Social Issues Reprehensible .
Says Russia arms shipment to Syria " reprehensible ".
Action by Missouri Right to Life is reprehensible .
My ' Reprehensible ' Take on Teen Literature.
Apologizes for ' Reprehensible ' 1940s Syphilis Study in Guatemala.
Radio host apologizes for ' reprehensible ' comments about Lions' Corey Smith.
Action by Missouri Right to Life is reprehensible.
Statements attributed by The Forward to Dr Lamm, are reprehensible.
"I think it's reprehensible," Romney told New Hampshire's WMUR-TV.
Also, let's consider that many citizens – particularly conservatives – will find it reprehensible that the government will now be loaning and then subsequently forgiving monies.
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