V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: describes deplorable, highly unacceptable action, deserving severe rebuke

Synonyms: condemnable, shameful, blameworthy, unjustifiable, vile, heinous, reproachable, culpable, errant

Antonyms: praiseworthy, laudable

Tips: Reprehensible is a very strong word and is used to describe actions that are despicable and condemnible. A reprehensible act is one that, usually, cannot be forgiven.

Usage Examples:

Your actions in this matter are reprehensible, and you will be held accountable for them. (deplorable, condemnable)

The former president's reprehensible behavior was seemingly forgotten in later years, when throngs of people came out to hear him speak. (errant, shameful)

What you said was reprehensible, and I think you should make a public apology for it. (condemnable, reproachable)

Your behavior was so reprehensible, I can't even look at you right now. (errant, shameful, condemnable)

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