from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deserving rebuke or censure; blameworthy. See Synonyms at blameworthy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Blameworthy, censurable, guilty.
  • adj. Deserving of reprehension.
  • n. A reprehensible person; a villain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Worthy of reprehension; culpable; censurable; blamable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deserving to be reprehended or censured; blameworthy; censurable; deserving reproof: applied to persons or things.
  • Synonyms Blamable, culpable, reprovable. See admonition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure


Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin reprehēnsibilis, from Latin reprehēnsus, past participle of reprehendere, to reprehend; see reprehend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
reprehend +‎ -ible (Wiktionary)



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