Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Deserving a rebuke; shameful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of rebuke or reprehension; reprehensible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deserving of rebuke or reprehension.

Etymologies

rebuke +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spirit of God could speak as freely by the lips of the wind-swayed, reed-like, rebukable Peter, or of the Thomas who could believe his own eyes, but neither the word of his brethren, nor the nature of his Master, as by the lips of Him who was blind and deaf to everything but the will of him that sent him.

    Unspoken Sermons Series One

  • For surely not the most idolatrous of our Bible-worshipping brothers and sisters will venture to assert that the Spirit of God could speak as freely by the lips of the wind-swayed, reed-like, rebukable Peter, or of the Thomas who could believe his own eyes, but neither the word of his brethren, nor the nature of his Master, as by the lips of Him who was blind and deaf to everything but the will of him that sent him.

    Unspoken Sermons Series I., II., and II.

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