Definitions for: Reprobate


[n] a person without moral scruples
[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"
[v] reject as invalid, as of documents
[v] express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
[v] Theology: abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Rep"ro*bate, n.
One morally abandoned and lost.

I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a
traitor to the king. --Sir W.
Raleigh.


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.

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

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