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[ US /ˌɹɛpɹɪˈhɛnsəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪpɹɪhˈɛnsəbə‍l/ ]
  1. bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    a deplorable act of violence
    adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife
    a criminal waste of talent
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How To Use reprehensible In A Sentence

  • And then there is the current reprehensible practice of offering only two minutes of news throughout the day, with five minutes condescendingly given at certain selected times.
  • But does that make him more reprehensible than anyone else who took drugs or peddled them? Times, Sunday Times
  • Without glossing over the more reprehensible elements in Sade's temperament, Rush succeeds in making him into a sympathetic character.
  • At the same time, they called the gaff reprehensible, but that's not all. CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2006
  • So what is to stop untrustworthy people in football from behaving in a similarly reprehensible manner and taking our game to the brink of no return? The Sun
  • The missing apostrophe from area's you might put down to a typing error; the missing hyphens from well-maintained, 5th-floor, and ready-to-move-into you might ascribe to the pandemic mishandling of those simple punctuation marks; the misrelated clause at the beginning and the dubiously related clause at the end are not so easily shrugged off: they are the faults of pretension rather than ignorance, and the illiteracy of pretentiousness is the vulgarest and most reprehensible. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIII No 2
  • Nothing in rural France is more reprehensible than a piece of cultivable ground left unattended.
  • Belief is involuntary; nothing involuntary is meritorious or reprehensible. A man ought not to be considered worse or better for his belief. Percy Bysshe Shelley 
  • Even his apparent obsession with my person might by some be considered not altogether reprehensible. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD
  • There is no doubt that individual scientists have said things that are reprehensible and that they have been wrong but that in no way undermines the scientific enterprise.
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