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reprehensible | reprehensive | reprehensibility

reprehensible reprehensive reprehensibility
deserving of strong criticism
  • How to Memorize
    • reprehensible - terrible
  • Analysis

    To ‘reprehend’ means to censure or criticize somebody. Therefore, the word ‘reprehensible’ is used to express something or somebody that is worthy of censure or criticism. It is typically applied to behaviour that is considered particularly bad or morally wrong.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsshameful, deplorable, abominable,
    Antonymscreditable, praiseworthy, commendable,
  • Example(s)
    1. I can’t understand the actions of those violent protesters. I find their behaviour utterly reprehensible.

    2. I’m glad the company is receiving heavy criticism for furloughing staff during the crisis. It was a reprehensive and unethical thing to do.

    3. The defendant will likely receive a life sentence due to the reprehensibility of his crimes.