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English adjective: reprobate

1. reprobate deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

SamplesDepraved criminals.
A perverted sense of loyalty.
The reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat.

Synonymsdepraved, perverse, perverted



English noun: reprobate

1. reprobate (person) a person without moral scruples


Broader (hypernym)offender, wrongdoer

Narrower (hyponym)black sheep, degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert, scapegrace, wretch

English verb: reprobate

1. reprobate (cognition) reject (documents) as invalid

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reject


2. reprobate (communication) abandon to eternal damnation

SamplesGod reprobated the unrepenting sinner.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)condemn, doom, sentence

Domain categorytheological system, theology

3. reprobate (communication) express strong disapproval of

SamplesWe condemn the racism in South Africa.
These ideas were reprobated.

Synonymscondemn, decry, excoriate, objurgate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)denounce

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