- the act of reprehending; reproof; censure.
Origin of reprehension
Examples from the Web for reprehensive
They marched in good order, not turning to the right or left to plunder, and doing no reprehensive action.The Trail-Hunter
But the fact remains that office brokerage is here held in reprehensive scorn and professional office-seeking in contempt.Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed.
Hence, it sent Bering one message after the other reprehensive of his course.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait
There are, indeed, mannerists enough; and we mean not here to use the word in its reprehensive sense but they stand more alone.
It almost surprised me into talking seriously, a reprehensive habit I never allow myself.A Thoughtless Yes
Helen H. Gardener
- the act or an instance of reprehending; reproof or rebuke
Word Origin and History for reprehensive
late 14c., from Old French reprehension (12c.) or directly from Latin reprehensionem (nominative reprehensio) "blame, a censure, reprimand," literally "a taking again," noun of action from past participle stem of reprehendere (see reprehend).