reprehensible

[ rep-ri-hen-suh-buhl ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl /

adjective

deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.

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Origin of reprehensible

1350–1400; Middle English <Late Latin reprehēnsibilis, equivalent to Latin reprehēns(us) (past participle of reprehendere to reprehend) + -ibilis-ible

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reprehensible
/ (ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsəbəl) /

adjective

open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy

Derived forms of reprehensible

reprehensibility or reprehensibleness, nounreprehensibly, adverb

Word Origin for reprehensible

C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove; see reprehend
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