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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Worthy of or deserving blame or shame.

Usage examples (37)
  • Prejudice against people is reprehensible, but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardener's best friend. Gardening is complicated, and prejudice simplifies it enormously.
  • Chase … price gouging, while reprehensible, is not illegal unless it is made so by the state.
  • BLITZER: ... the police right away, was -- I believe he used the word reprehensible when he acknowledged it.
  • The fact that some members of a group behave in reprehensible ways does not justify denying basic civil rights to all members. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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