reprovable

reprovable

[ri-proo-vuh-buhl]
adjective
deserving of reproof.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to reprov(er) to reprove + -able -able

reprovableness, noun
unreprovable, adjective
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reprove (rɪˈpruːv)
 
vb
(tr) to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold
 
[C14: from Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, from Latin re- + probāre to examine, approve1]
 
re'provable
 
adj
 
re'prover
 
n
 
re'proving
 
adj
 
re'provingly
 
adv

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