reprovable

[ ri-proo-vuh-buh l ]
/ rɪˈpru və bəl /

adjective

deserving of reproof.

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Origin of reprovable

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to reprov(er) to reprove + -able -able

OTHER WORDS FROM reprovable

re·prov·a·ble·ness, nounun·re·prov·a·ble, adjective
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