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reprehensible

[rep-ri-hen-suh-buh l] /ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl/
adjective
1.
deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin reprehēnsibilis, equivalent to Latin reprehēns(us) (past participle of reprehendere to reprehend) + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
reprehensibility, reprehensibleness, noun
reprehensibly, adverb
nonreprehensibility, noun
nonreprehensible, adjective
nonreprehensibleness, noun
nonreprehensibly, adverb
unreprehensible, adjective
unreprehensibleness, noun
unreprehensibly, adverb
Synonyms
culpable.
Antonyms
praiseworthy.
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British Dictionary definitions for re-prehensible

reprehensible

/ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsəbəl/
adjective
1.
open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy
Derived Forms
reprehensibility, reprehensibleness, noun
reprehensibly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove; see reprehend
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Word Origin and History for re-prehensible

reprehensible

adj.

late 14c., from Old French reprehensible (14c.) or directly from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from reprehens-, past participle stem of Latin reprehendere (see reprehend). Related: Reprehensibly; reprehensibility.

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