(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. blameworthy, censurable. See disapprobation.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. objectionable, culpable, blameworthy; see guilty 2 , wicked 1 , 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[REP ri HEN suh bul]
that which deserves criticism or rebuke.
The criminals actions were reprehensible.
SYN.: blameworthy, reproachable, sinful, shameful, felonious, villainous, criminal, heinous, wicked, unforgivable, disgraceful, ignoble, despicable.
ANT.: praiseworthy, honorable, virtuous, noble
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Deserving blame: blamable, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, culpable, guilty. Idiom: at fault. Upraise.

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  • 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 » (… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,… …   Law dictionary

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

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

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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • reprehensible — (Del lat. reprehensibĭlis). adj. reprensible …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • reprehensible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving condemnation. DERIVATIVES reprehensibility noun reprehensibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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

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