reprobate
I. transitive verb (-bated; -bating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare — more at reprove Date: 15th century 1. to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil <
reprobating the laxity of the age
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2. to foreordain to damnation 3. to refuse to accept ; reject Synonyms: see criticizereprobative adjectivereprobatory adjective II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. archaic rejected as worthless or not standing a test ; condemned 2. a. foreordained to damnation b. morally corrupt ; depraved 3. expressing or involving reprobation 4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a reprobate III. noun Date: 1545 a reprobate person

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  • Reprobate — Rep ro*bate ( b?t), a. [L. reprobatus, p. p. of reprobare to disapprove, condemn. See {Reprieve}, {Reprove}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Reprobate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprobate# — reprobate vb censure, reprehend, *criticize, blame, condemn, denounce Analogous words: *decry, derogate, detract, depreciate, disparage: reject, repudiate, spurn (see DECLINE vb): reprimand, rebuke, *reprove reprobate adj *a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Reprobate — Rep ro*bate, n. One morally abandoned and lost. [1913 Webster] I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprobate — I adjective accusable, bad, base, blameworthy, corrupt, criminal, culpable, degenerate, depraved, disgusting, disreputable, dissolute, evil minded, facinorous, felonious, flagitious, flagrant, hardened, heinous, immoral, incorrigible, infamous,… …   Law dictionary

  • Reprobate — Rep ro*bate ( b?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprobated} ( b? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprobating}.] 1. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject. [1913 Webster] Such an answer as this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprobate — ‘Reprobate silver’ (AV, Jer. 6:30) means silver rejected when tested, and is applied metaphorically to the wicked. Paul uses the same adjective to describe the unrighteous (AV, Rom. 1:28) which NRSV translates ‘debased’, REB ‘depraved’, NJB… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • reprobate — (adj.) 1540s, rejected as worthless, from L.L. reprobatus, pp. of reprobare disapprove, reject, condemn, from L. re opposite of, reversal of previous condition + probare prove to be worthy (see PROBATE (Cf. probate)). The noun is recorded from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprobate — [adj] shameless bad, corrupt, degenerate, foul, immoral, improper, incorrigible, lewd, rude, sinful, unprincipled, vile, wanton, wicked; concepts 401,545 …   New thesaurus

  • reprobate — ► NOUN ▪ a person without moral principles. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unprincipled. DERIVATIVES reprobation noun. ORIGIN from Latin reprobare disapprove …   English terms dictionary

  • reprobate — [rep′rə bāt΄; ] for adj. & n., often [, rep′rəbit] vt. reprobated, reprobating [ME reprobaten < LL(Ec) reprobatus, pp. of reprobare: see REPROVE] 1. to disapprove of strongly; condemn 2. to reject 3. Theol. to damn adj …   English World dictionary

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