Reprobate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈreprəbeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word reprobate
Brit.  |ˈrɛprəbeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word reprobate


- a person without moral scruples (syn: miscreant)


- reject (documents) as invalid
- abandon to eternal damnation
- express strong disapproval of(syn: condemn, decry, excoriate, objurgate)


- deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good(syn: depraved, perverse, perverted)


...the board will most likely reprobate the request for parole...

...without hesitation she reprobated such an indecent idea...

...a reprobate judge who could be bribed, and often with astonishing ease...

...a program for rehabilitating hard-core reprobates and turning them into hard-working, law-abiding citizens...

God reprobated the unrepenting sinner

These ideas were reprobated

the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat

...a gentle soul who could compassionate even the most reprobate of scoundrels and villains...

Word forms

singular: reprobate
plural: reprobates
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