- deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
Origin of reprehensible
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- open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy
C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove; see reprehend
Word Origin and History for un-reprehensible
late 14c., from Old French reprehensible (14c.) or directly from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from reprehens-, past participle stem of Latin reprehendere (see reprehend). Related: Reprehensibly; reprehensibility.
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