Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Blamable; worthy of reproof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Worthy of reproof or censure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective reproachable; worthy of reproof or censure

Etymologies

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reprove +‎ -able? Compare French réprouvable.

Examples

  • From Alexander the Grammarian, to be un-reprovable myself, and not reproachfully to reprehend any man for a barbarism, or a solecism, or any false pronunciation, but dextrously by way of answer, or testimony, or confirmation of the same matter (taking no notice of the word) to utter it as it should have been spoken; or by some other such close and indirect admonition, handsomely and civilly to tell him of it.

    Meditations

  • The unstinted measure in which he poured his affectionate regards upon his friends of both sexes sounds rather sentimental to the colder-hearted Anglo-Saxon and at times seems reprovable, but, as he said himself, such was his nature, there was no remedy for it, and if there were he should not wish to employ it.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • But that any one Man should make Work for so many; or rather keep them from Work, to make up a Train, has a Levity and Luxury in it very reprovable, both in Religion and Government.

    Part II. The Obligations of Great Men to Almighty God

  • But it is a reprovable Delicacy in them, that despise Truth in plain Cloths.

    Part I. Eloquence

  • Surely murder, robberies, and other such flaming immoralities were as reprovable then as now ....

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • The ignorance of both is blameworthy, and negligence in both cases is reprovable.

    Bahá’í World Faith

  • The ignorance of both is blameworthy, and negligence in both cases is reprovable.

    Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas

  • But it is a reprovable Delicacy in them, that despise Truth in plain Cloths.

    Some Fruits of Solitude

  • But that any one Man should make Work for so many; or rather keep them from Work, to make up a Train, has a Levity and Luxury in it very reprovable, both in Religion and Government.

    Some Fruits of Solitude

  • People should be seriously reproved for doing seriously reprovable things.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

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