reprehensible

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Borrowed from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendo; equivalent to reprehend +‎ -ible.

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reprehensible (comparative more reprehensible, superlative most reprehensible)

  1. Blameworthy, censurable, guilty.
  2. Deserving of reprehension.
    • 1998, Greg Morrow and Dylan Verheul, The Sandman Annotations, Sandman 14
      Scarlett O’Hara was the heroine of the novel/movie Gone with the Wind and the reprehensible sequel Scarlett.
    • 2019, Gary Younge, Shamima Begum has a right to British citizenship, whether you like it or not, in the Guardian.[1]
      We, as a society, should in some way be held accountable for how a 15-year-old girl went from watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians to joining a terrorist cult in a war zone. Begum was 15 when she did a reprehensible thing; Javid is 49. What’s his excuse?

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reprehensible (plural reprehensibles)

  1. A reprehensible person; a villain.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /repɾeenˈsible/, [repɾeẽnˈsiβle]

Adjective[edit]

reprehensible (plural reprehensibles)

  1. reprehensible

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