- the act of reprehending; reproof; censure.
Origin of reprehension
Examples from the Web for reprehensive
Historical Examples of 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).