[ rep-ri-hen-suh-buhl ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛn sə bəl /
deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
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Origin of reprehensible
rep·re·hen·si·bil·i·ty, rep·re·hen·si·ble·ness, nounrep·re·hen·si·bly, adverbnon·rep·re·hen·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·rep·re·hen·si·ble, adjective
non·rep·re·hen·si·ble·ness, nounnon·rep·re·hen·si·bly, adverbun·rep·re·hen·si·ble, adjectiveun·rep·re·hen·si·ble·ness, nounun·rep·re·hen·si·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un-reprehensible
/ (ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnsəbəl) /
open to criticism or rebuke; blameworthy
Derived Formsreprehensibility or reprehensibleness, nounreprehensibly, adverb
Word Origin for reprehensible
C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove; see reprehend
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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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