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
I guess what makes this so obviously reprehensible is the fact that this position is not grounded on any rationale but on unreasoned, exaggerated fear, and not a little bit of an ingredient called “sadism.”
The fact that some members of a group behave in reprehensible ways does not justify denying basic civil rights to all members.
What makes this especially reprehensible is that these so-called advocates are pushing radical policies while remaining largely immune from the impact of these policies.
BLITZER: ... the police right away, was -- I believe he used the word reprehensible when he acknowledged it.
Chase … price gouging, while reprehensible, is not illegal unless it is made so by the state.
Foley "engaged in reprehensible conduct," Rep. Chris Chocola, R-Ind., said at a debate here Tuesday night after Joe Donnelly, his Democratic opponent, said in his opening remarks that people were "horrified" to learn about the Foley scandal.
While the Russians and Soviets did not appreciate all that they received - many of the films included warnings that they depicted a "moral and social situation" that was "reprehensible" - they were relatively good at making sure that what they had was kept in good condition in a state film archive.
The man behind some of the most "reprehensible" - in the words of John McCain - GOP attack ads in recent memory is getting involved in Michigan's gubernatorial race.
Sanford - who had voted to impeach President Bill Clinton and called Clinton's sexual escapades "reprehensible" - said his relationship with the woman became physical in 2008, when the governor went to Buenos Aires for an economic development trip.
The blacks-and-muslims remark really is reprehensible, which is totally out of character with that which I had come to expect from this particular poster.