reprehensible

Reprehensible means deserving of blame or strong criticism. It is a strong word––your mother might forgive you for doing something bad, but something reprehensible? That's worse.

Near synonyms are blameworthy and culpable. Antonyms are blameless and praiseworthy. The adjective reprehensible is from Middle English, from Latin reprehensus, from reprehendere plus the suffix -ibilis "deserving of, capable of." If someone is reprehended, they are blamed or strongly criticized.

DEFINITIONS OF: reprehensible

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adj bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure

“adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife”
Synonyms:
condemnable, criminal, deplorable, vicious
wrong
contrary to conscience or morality or law
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