reprovable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

reprove +‎ -able? Compare French réprouvable.

Adjective[edit]

reprovable (comparative more reprovable, superlative most reprovable)

  1. reproachable; worthy of reproof or censure
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
    • 2004, Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, chapter 9, The People of Aritama: The Cultural Personality of a Columbian Mestizo Village, ISBN 0415330459, page 429:
      Feeling hungry, she wanted to ask for food (an unthinkable action in conscious behavior) and so knocked on the door, but when nobody answered she entered the house (again a reprovable action) and saw a bearded man sitting in the single room.

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