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reprobate

noun

verb

  1. (reject)  to reject (documents) as invalid
    Type of: reject
  2. (theology)  to abandon to eternal damnation
    Topic: theology. Type of: sentence
  3. (denounce)  to express strong disapproval of
    Synonyms: condemn, cry down, decry, excoriate, objurgate. Type of: denounce

adjective

Etymology summary

"rejected as worthless", from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Reprobation

a corollary to the Calvinistic or broadly Augustinian doctrine of unconditional election which teaches that some of mankind are predestined by God for salvation. Therefore, the remainder are left bound to their fallen nature and certain damnation. This... (38 of 715 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

reprobate | depraved [synonym, sense-specific] | condemn [synonym, sense-specific]

morally unprincipled; depraved | [Christianity] destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell | an unprincipled, depraved, or damned person | a ... (19 of 466 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reprobate

Merriam-Webster:

reprobate [entry 1, verb] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle] | reject [synonym, sense-specific] | decline [synonym, sense-specific] | disallow [synonym, sense-specific] | disapprove [synonym, sense-specific] | negative [synonym, sense-specific] | nix [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil | to foreordain to damnation | to refuse to accept; "reject" (17 of 160 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reprobate

reprobate [entry 2, adjective] | condemned [synonym, sense-specific] | depraved [synonym, sense-specific] | debased [synonym, sense-specific] | debauched [synonym, sense-specific] | decadent [synonym, sense-specific] | degenerate [synonym, sense-specific] | degraded [synonym, sense-specific] | demoralized [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] rejected as worthless or not standing a test; "condemned" | foreordained to damnation ; morally corrupt; "depraved" | expressing or ... (19 of 125 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example)

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reprobate [entry 3, noun] | baddie [synonym] | beast [synonym] | brute [synonym] | caitiff [synonym] | devil [synonym] | evildoer [synonym] | fiend [synonym] | heavy [synonym] | ...

a reprobate person (3 of 121 words, 1 usage example)

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Oxford Dictionary:

reprobate | unprincipled [synonym, sense-specific] | reprobation [derived] | reprobative [derived] | reprobatory [derived]

an unprincipled person | [archaic] : (in Calvinism) a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation. | unprincipled | [archaic] : (in ... (24 of 106 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reprobate

Wiktionary:

reprobate | reprobates [plural] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle] | Rejected [synonym, sense-specific]

[rare] Rejected; cast off as worthless. | Rejected by God; damned, sinful. | Immoral, having no religious or principled character. | One rejected by God; a sinful person. | An individual with low morals or principles. | To have strong disapproval of ... (37 of 85 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/reprobate

American Heritage Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle] | reprobates [3rd-person singular present] | reprobation [noun, related] | reprobative [adjective, related]

A morally unprincipled person. | One who is predestined to damnation. | Morally unprincipled; shameless. | Rejected by God and without hope of ... (20 of 74 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person. | a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. | morally depraved; unprincipled; bad. | rejected ... (21 of 73 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reprobate

New World Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

to disapprove of strongly; condemn | to reject | [theology] to damn | unprincipled ; totally bad; corrupt; depraved | [theology] damned | an ... (19 of 49 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

reprobate [countable, humorous] | reprobates [plural]

someone who behaves in a way that you do not approve of (12 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/reprobate

Cambridge Dictionary:

reprobate [formal or humorous]

a person of bad character and habits (7 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reprobate

Encarta Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobates [plural] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

a disreputable or immoral person | somebody whose soul is believed to be damned | disreputable or immoral | having a soul that is believed to be ... (24 of 120 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700617​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

reprobate

First use: 1540s

Origin: "rejected as worthless", from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn", from Latin re- ... (18 of 64 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=reprobate

American Heritage Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle] | reprobates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: From Middle English, condemned, from Late Latin reprobātus, past participle of reprobāre, to reprove: Latin re-, ... (16 of 25 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

reprobate

Origin: late Middle English (as a verb): from Latin reprobat- "disapproved", from the verb reprobare, from re- (expressing reversal) + probare "approve"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reprobate

Collins Dictionary:

reprobate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Late Latin reprobātus held in disfavour, from Latin re- + probāre to approve1

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/reprobate

New World Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

Origin: Middle English reprobaten from ecclesiastical Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare: see "reprove"

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Wiktionary:

reprobate | reprobates [plural] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

Origin: Latin reprobatus ("disapproved, rejected, condemned"), past participle of reprobare. | Latin reprobare.

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Merriam-Webster:

reprobate [entry 1, verb] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reprobate

Encarta Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobates [plural] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: late Latin reprobatus from Latin reprobat-, past participle of reprobare "prove to be unworthy" from probare "prove"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700617​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

reprobate

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "reprobate"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

reprobate [countable, humorous] | reprobates [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "reprobate"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

reprobate [countable, humorous] | reprobates [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reprobate"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

reprobate [formal or humorous]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "reprobate"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "reprobate"

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the Free Dictionary:

reprobate

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Google Dictionary:

reprobate | reprobates [plural] | reprobated [past tense] | reprobating [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "reprobate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

reprobate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "reprobate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

reprobate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "reprobate" by speech synthesizer

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