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



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