American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A morally unprincipled person.
- n. One who is predestined to damnation.
- adj. Morally unprincipled; shameless.
- adj. Rejected by God and without hope of salvation.
- v. To disapprove of; condemn.
- v. To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disapprove vehemently; contemn strongly; condemn; reject.
- To abandon to vice or punishment, or to hopeless ruin or destruction. See reprobation, 3.
- Synonyms To reprehend, censure. See reprobate, a.
- Disallowed; disapproved; rejected; not enduring proof or trial.
- Abandoned in sin; morally abandoned; depraved; characteristic of a reprobate.
- Expressing disapproval or censure; condemnatory.
- Synonyms profligate, etc. (see abandoned), vitiated, corrupt, hardened, wicked, base, vile, cast away, graceless, shameless.
- n. One who is very profligate or abandoned; a person given over to sin; one lost to virtue and religion; a wicked, depraved wretch.
- adj. rare Rejected; cast off as worthless.
- adj. Rejected by God; damned, sinful.
- adj. Immoral, having no religious or principled character.
- n. One rejected by God; a sinful person.
- n. An individual with low morals or principles.
- v. To have strong disapproval of something; to condemn.
- v. Of God: to abandon or reject, to deny eternal bliss.
- v. To refuse, set aside.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.
- adj. Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.
- adj. Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness.
- n. One morally abandoned and lost.
- v. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.
- v. To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.
- n. a person without moral scruples
- v. express strong disapproval of
- v. reject (documents) as invalid
- adj. deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
- v. abandon to eternal damnation
- From Latin reprobare. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English, condemned, from Late Latin reprobātus, past participle of reprobāre, to reprove : Latin re-, opposite; see re- + Latin probāre, to approve; see prove. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To her surprise Patty noticed that there was affection rather than disapprobation in the word reprobate, and she answered a trifle stiffly: "The Wattses are all well, I think: but, as for Mr. Holland,”
“It is an absurd assertion, that "the demerits of the reprobate are the subordinate means of bringing them onward to destined destruction.”
“For they are heard for those who are predestined, not for those who are foreknown as reprobate; just in the same way as when we correct our brethren, such corrections avail among the predestinate but not among the reprobate, according to the words: _No man can correct whom He hath despised.”
“God gave them over to a wilfulness in the grossest sins, here called a reprobate mind -- eis adokimon noun, a mind void of all sense and judgment to discern things that differ, so that they could not distinguish their right hand from their left in spiritual things.”
“- I reply, But we would agree that the most important issue is, does God call a reprobate person elect to the extent and duration that he is a member of the visible body, or, for that matter, does God call a reprobate person elect to any extent or duration at all?”
“Onstage Jason Robards, Mr. Plummer's "reprobate" drinking buddy, "with firewater in his veins," used to continue a story he'd been telling before the curtain went up, interweaving it around the lines of the play.”
“It is supposed to rest upon the sovereignty of God, and certain passages of Scripture, although the word "reprobate" is not found in them.”
“And he said not, "reprobate" for he would not "be" reprobate, even though he did not punish, nay rather for this very reason he would be "approved;" ` but even if some suspect us, 'he says, ` on account of our not displaying our power, to be contemptible and cast away, we care nothing for this.”
“Compare the equivalent term, "reprobate," Jer 6: 30; 2Co 13: 6.”
“Fourth Woe -- against those who confound the distinctions of right and wrong (compare Ro 1: 28), "reprobate," Greek, "undiscriminating: the moral perception darkened." bitter ... sweet -- sin is bitter (Jer 2: 19; 4: 18; Ac 8: 23; Heb 12: 15); though it seem sweet for a time (Pr 9: 17, 18).”
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