Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Containing reprehension or reproof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing reprehension; conveying reproof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the nature of reprehension; containing reprehension or reproof.

Etymologies

Compare French répréhensif. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To spend $4 million dollars and to come from a corporate reprehensive (considering corporations have a reputation for luxury, greed and waste as highlighted by our current economic and healthcare crisis) is utterly absurd.

    Conservative group targets Obama's vacation

  • I have enough personal experience with Planned Parenthood to know firsthand that they were engaging in the same morally reprehensive and illegal behavior over 20 years ago that they are engaging in today.

    Crazy? Ig’nint? | My[confined]Space

  • Her dishonest, disrespectful and reprehensive political tactics would be of little value to Barack Obama.

    Rendell: 'Very unlikely' Clinton will win

  • Clinton's current strategy is to bring Obama down enough to push Edwards evens or past him even if it costs her a bit in the polls too, which is why we are seeing the recent reprehensive tactics from her (I am assuming they are not so incompetent or out of touch as to have done it all accidentally.)

    Poll: Two Dead Heats In New Hampshire ��� And Obama And McCain Rising

  • I encourage fans who live in Toronto to find their reprehensive and send them a brief, respectful note in support of converting BMO to grass.

    All we are saying...is give us some grass!

  • Lawmakers say Sanford's reprehensive actions brought ridicule, disgrace and shame to South Carolina.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • Yet do I give you my sincere thanks for every line of your reprehensive letters; which I intend to read as often as I find my temper rises.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • As a parent I would not even let my teens play There simply because I find it reprehensive that young kids are so eager to purchase goods that they find a way to get them... basically through virtual prostitution.

    Thoughts on Virtual Laguna Beach

  • Emily, somewhat embarrassed by the indignation, which this malevolent allusion to her father excited, and by the difficulty of rendering her answer as temperate as it should be reprehensive, hesitated for some moments, in a confusion, which highly gratified her aunt.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • Once or twice, I ventured to remonstrate with her seriously for such irrational conduct; but on each of those occasions, I received such reprehensive expostulations from her mother, as convinced me that, if I wished to keep the situation, I must even let Miss Matilda go on in her own way.

    Agnes Grey

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