There's no way around it, a reprobate is a bad egg. The black sheep of the family, missing a moral compass — a reprobate's been called everything from a deviant to an evildoer to a scoundrel.
Selfish, depraved, disreputable, a reprobate is not known for his inner goodness. In fact, reprobates were once considered "rejected by God," the meaning of the noun in the 1500s. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, a reprobate was a popular literary character, sometimes amusing, as noted in Henry James' Daisy Miller, "What a clever little reprobate she was, and how smartly she played an injured innocence!"
Primary Meanings of reprobate
a person without moral scruples
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
express strong disapproval of
reject (documents) as invalid
n a person without moral scruples
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degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
black sheep, scapegrace
a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
performs some wicked deed
one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
a woman with abnormal sexual desires
child molester, paederast, pederast
a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
an adult who is sexually attracted to children
someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
lech, lecher, letch, satyr
man with strong sexual desires