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REPROBATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reprobate mean? 

REPROBATE (noun)
  The noun REPROBATE has 1 sense:

1. a person without moral scruples

  Familiarity information: REPROBATE used as a noun is very rare.


REPROBATE (adjective)
  The adjective REPROBATE has 1 sense:

1. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good

  Familiarity information: REPROBATE used as an adjective is very rare.


REPROBATE (verb)
  The verb REPROBATE has 3 senses:

1. reject (documents) as invalid
2. abandon to eternal damnation
3. express strong disapproval of

  Familiarity information: REPROBATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPROBATE (noun)


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Meaning:

A person without moral scruples

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

miscreant; reprobate

Hypernyms ("reprobate" is a kind of...):

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reprobate"):

degenerate; deviant; deviate; pervert (a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior)

black sheep; scapegrace (a reckless and unprincipled reprobate)

wretch (performs some wicked deed)


REPROBATE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good

Synonyms:

depraved; reprobate; perverse; perverted; immoral

Context examples:

depraved criminals / a perverted sense of loyalty / the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat

Similar:

corrupt (lacking in integrity)


REPROBATE (verb)


Sense 1reprobate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reject (documents) as invalid

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "reprobate" is one way to...):

reject (refuse to accept or acknowledge)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Antonym:

approbate (accept (documents) as valid)


Sense 2reprobate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abandon to eternal damnation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

God reprobated the unrepenting sinner

Hypernyms (to "reprobate" is one way to...):

condemn; doom; sentence (pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law)

Domain category:

theological system; theology (a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3reprobate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express strong disapproval of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

condemn; decry; excoriate; objurgate; reprobate

Context examples:

We condemn the racism in South Africa / These ideas were reprobated

Hypernyms (to "reprobate" is one way to...):

denounce (speak out against)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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