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reprobate

[ rep-ruh-beyt ]
/ 藞r蓻p r蓹藢be瑟t /
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noun
a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate.
a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
adjective
morally depraved; unprincipled; bad.
rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
verb (used with object), rep路ro路bat路ed, rep路ro路bat路ing.
to disapprove, condemn, or censure.
(of God) to reject (a person), as for sin; exclude from the number of the elect or from salvation.
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Origin of reprobate

1400鈥50; late Middle English reprobaten<Latin reprob膩tus; past participle of reprob膩re to reprove

OTHER WORDS FROM reprobate

rep路ro路ba路cy [rep-ruh-buh-see], /藞r蓻p r蓹 b蓹 si/, rep路ro路bate路ness, nounrep路ro路bat路er, nounun路rep路ro路bat路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reprobate

reprobate
/ (藞r蓻pr蓹蕣藢be瑟t) /

adjective
morally unprincipled; depraved
Christianity destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
noun
an unprincipled, depraved, or damned person
a disreputable or roguish personthe old reprobate
verb (tr)
to disapprove of; condemn
(of God) to destine, consign, or condemn to eternal punishment in hell

Derived forms of reprobate

reprobacy (藞r蓻pr蓹b蓹s瑟), nounreprobater, noun

Word Origin for reprobate

C16: from Late Latin reprob膩tus held in disfavour, from Latin re- + prob膩re to approve 1
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