verb (used with object), rep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing.
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Origin of reprobate
OTHER WORDS FROM reprobaterep·ro·ba·cy [rep-ruh-buh-see], /ˈrɛp rə bə si/, rep·ro·bate·ness, nounrep·ro·bat·er, nounun·rep·ro·bat·ed, adjective
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How to use reprobate in a sentence
I remember calling him an old reprobate and he said 'not so much of the old'.
Afterward, there is rarely satisfaction, just final proof that Johnny Flameout is a reprobate.
The people who were predestined to be lost they described as reprobate, and this word we still use, but with a different meaning.
A reprobate nowadays is a person who is looked upon as hopelessly bad, and the word is also sometimes used jokingly.
I know he is a hot-blooded old reprobate—that father of yours.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
What's me or that drunken old reprobate out there to the likes of you?An Old Man's Love|Anthony Trollope
That a base reprobate should become a Marquis and a peer of Parliament was in accordance with the constitution of the country.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope