reprehensive
adjective Date: 1589 serving to reprehend ; conveying reprehension or reproof

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reprehensive — Rep re*hen sive ( h?n s?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]pr[ e]hensif.] Containing reprehension; conveying reproof. South. [1913 Webster] {Rep re*hen sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprehensive — index critical (faultfinding) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reprehensive — 1580s, from REPREHEND (Cf. reprehend) perhaps on model of COMPREHENSIVE (Cf. comprehensive) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprehensive — See reprehension. * * * …   Universalium

  • reprehensive — reprɪ hensɪv adj. condemnatory, serving to admonish; placing blame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reprehensive — rep·re·hen·sive …   English syllables

  • reprehensive — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reprehensively — Reprehensive Rep re*hen sive ( h?n s?v), a. [Cf. F. r[ e]pr[ e]hensif.] Containing reprehension; conveying reproof. South. [1913 Webster] {Rep re*hen sive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprehension — reprehensive /rep ri hen siv/, adj. reprehensively, adv. /rep ri hen sheuhn/, n. the act of reprehending; reproof; censure. [1325 75; ME < L reprehension (s. of reprehensio), equiv. to reprehens(us) (ptp. of reprehendere to REPREHEND) + ion ION]… …   Universalium

  • Reprehensory — Rep re*hen so*ry ( s? r?), a. Containing reproof; reprehensive; as, reprehensory complaint. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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