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Meaning of REPROBATE

Pronunciation:  'repru`beyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person without moral scruples
  2. [adj]  marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"
  3. [v]  reject as invalid, as of documents
  4. [v]  express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
  5. [v]  Theology: abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"

REPROBATE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: condemn, corrupt, decry, depraved, excoriate, immoral, miscreant, objurgate, perverse, perverted
 Antonyms: approbate
 See Also: black sheep, degenerate, denounce, deviant, deviate, doom, offender, pervert, reject, scapegrace, sentence, wretch, wrongdoer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rep"ro*bate\ (-b?t), a. [L. reprobatus, p. p. of
    reprobare to disapprove, condemn. See {Reprieve}, {Reprove}.]
    1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or
       fineness; disallowed; rejected. [Obs.]
             Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the
             Lord hath rejected them.              --Jer. vi. 30.
    2. Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and
       lost; given up to vice; depraved.
             And strength, and art, are easily outdone By spirits
             reprobate.                            --Milton.
    3. Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as,
       reprobate conduct. ``Reprobate desire.'' --Shak.
    Syn: Abandoned; vitiated; depraved; corrupt; wicked;
         profligate; base; vile. See {Abandoned}.
  2. \Rep"ro*bate\, n.
    One morally abandoned and lost.
          I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a
          traitor to the king.                     --Sir W.
  3. \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.
             Such an answer as this is reprobated and disallowed
             of in law; I do not believe it, unless the deed
             appears.                              --Ayliffe.
             Every scheme, every person, recommended by one of
             them, was reprobated by the other.    --Macaulay.
    2. To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.
    Syn: To condemn; reprehend; censure; disown; abandon; reject.
Easton Bible Dictionary

that which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jer. 6:30; Heb. 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them (1 Cor. 9:27; 2 Cor. 13:5-7).