reprehensible

  • 1 répréhensible — [ repreɑ̃sibl ] adj. • 1314; bas lat. reprehensibilis, de reprehendere « blâmer » ♦ Qui mérite d être repris, blâmé, réprimandé. Un acte, une conduite répréhensible. ⇒ blâmable, condamnable. (Personnes) Rare « Il est très répréhensible » (… …

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  • 2 reprehensible — Reprehensible. adj. de tout genre. Qui merite reprehension, qui est digne de blâme. Il est reprehensible. cela n est pas si reprehensible que vous croyez …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Reprehensible — Rep re*hen si*ble ( h?n s? b l), a. [L. reprehensibilis: cf. F. r[ e]pr[ e]hensible.] Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable. {Rep re*hen si*ble*ness}, n. {Rep re*hen si*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 reprehensible — I adjective accusable, bad, base, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, condemnable, convictable, criminal, culpa dignus, culpable, delinquent, deserving censure, deserving reproof, discreditable, disgraceful, disgusting,… …

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  • 5 reprehensible — reprehensible. (Del lat. reprehensibĭlis). adj. reprensible …

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  • 6 reprehensible — late 14c., from L.L. reprehensibilis, from reprehens , pp. stem of reprehendere (see REPREHEND (Cf. reprehend)) …

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  • 7 reprehensible — meaning ‘deserving censure’, is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 reprehensible — [adj] very bad; shameful amiss, blamable, blameworthy, censurable, condemnable, culpable, delinquent, demeritorious, discreditable, disgraceful, errant, erring, guilty, ignoble, objectionable, opprobrious, remiss, sinful, unholy, unworthy,… …

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  • 9 reprehensible — (Del lat. reprehensibĭlis). adj. reprensible …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 10 reprehensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving condemnation. DERIVATIVES reprehensibility noun reprehensibly adverb …

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  • 11 reprehensible — [rep΄rihen′sə bəl] adj. [ME reprehensyble < LL(Ec) reprehensibilis] deserving to be reprehended reprehensibility n. reprehensibly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 répréhensible — (ré pré an si bl ) adj. Digne de blâme, en parlant des personnes. •   Les personnes qui s amusent à faire peur aux enfants sont très répréhensibles, DUMARS. Oeuv. t. V, p. 192.    Il se dit aussi des choses. •   Vous eûtes des erreurs et non pas… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 RÉPRÉHENSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui mérite blâme, réprimande. Il est très répréhensible. Commettre un acte répréhensible. Cela n’est pas si répréhensible que vous croyez …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 14 reprehensible — [[t]re̱prɪhe̱nsɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you think that a type of behaviour or an idea is very bad and morally wrong, you can say that it is reprehensible. [FORMAL] Mr Cramer said the violence by anti government protestors was… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 RÉPRÉHENSIBLE — adj. des deux genres Qui mérite répréhension, qui est digne de blâme. Il est très répréhensible. Cela n est pas si répréhensible que vous croyez …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 reprehensible — rep|re|hen|si|ble [ˌreprıˈhensıbəl] adj formal reprehensible behaviour is very bad and deserves criticism ▪ I find their behaviour morally reprehensible …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reprehensible — adjective formal reprehensible behaviour is bad and deserves criticism (+ of): It was really reprehensible of you to leave such young children alone …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 reprehensible — adjective a) Blameworthy, censurable, guilty. Scarlett O’Hara was the heroine of the novel/movie Gone with the Wind and the reprehensible sequel Scarlett. b) Deserving of reprehension. Syn: at fault, deplorable …

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  • 19 reprehensible — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. blameworthy, censurable. See disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. objectionable, culpable, blameworthy; see guilty 2 , wicked 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [REP… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 reprehensible — adjective his conduct was reprehensible Syn: deplorable, disgraceful, discreditable, despicable, blameworthy, culpable, wrong, bad, shameful, dishonorable, objectionable, opprobrious, repugnant, inexcusable, unforgivable, indefensible,… …

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