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

  • n. The act of rebuking or censuring; reproval.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the act, or an expression, of criticism, censure or condemnation; reprimand

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Reproof; censure; blame; disapproval.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of reprehending; reproof; censure; blame.
  • n. Synonyms Monition, etc. See admonition.

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

  • n. an act or expression of criticism and censure


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  • Where Avicenna views comedy as the art of reprehension, we might wonder if this implies a fundamental recoognition of determina/monstrum, of that which “should not” happen.

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  • In case of this kind, the attempt to swindle a distressed father on account of his long lost child is in every way deserving of the severest reprehension.


  • It wouldn't take that much effort, and the results and benefits would be far more positive than the allocation of accountability and reprehension.

    Saul Segan: The Perils of Being Governed

  • And do not look at the ignorance and pride of your little children; but with the enticement of your love and of your benignity, granting them that sweet discipline and benign reprehension which may please your Holiness, render peace to us, your miserable children who have offended you.

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  • The Sub – Prior took up the matter in a tone of grave reprehension, which, as he conceived, the interest he had always taken in the family at

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  • Cecilia coloured high at this pointed reprehension; but feeling her disgust every moment encrease, determined to sustain herself with dignity, and at least not suffer him to perceive the triumph of his ostentation and rudeness.


  • Their presumption is so notorious, that, either by disgust or alarm, it keeps off reprehension.


  • Co., 1882; and they deserve, I think, reprehension, because they serve only to mislead; and the high authority of the source whence they come necessarily recommends them to many.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I can therefore behold vice without a satire, content only with an admonition, or instructive reprehension; for noble natures, and such as are capable of goodness, are railed into vice, that might as easily be admonished into virtue; and we should be all so far the orators of goodness as to protect her from the power of vice, and maintain the cause of injured truth.

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