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Definition of reprehensible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reprehensible

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌreprɪˈhensəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌreprɪˈhensəbl//
 
(formal)
 
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morally wrong and deserving criticism synonym deplorable His conduct was thoroughly reprehensible. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin reprehensibilis, from reprehens- ‘rebuked’, from the verb reprehendere ‘seize, check, rebuke’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + prehendere ‘seize’.
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