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Definition of "reprobate" [rep•ro•bate]

  • A morally unprincipled person. (noun)
  • One who is predestined to damnation. (noun)
  • Morally unprincipled; shameless. (adjective)
  • Rejected by God and without hope of salvation. (adjective)
  • To disapprove of; condemn. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "reprobate" in a sentence
  • "To her surprise Patty noticed that there was affection rather than disapprobation in the word reprobate, and she answered a trifle stiffly: "The Wattses are all well, I think: but, as for Mr. Holland,"
  • "It is an absurd assertion, that "the demerits of the reprobate are the subordinate means of bringing them onward to destined destruction.""
  • "For they are heard for those who are predestined, not for those who are foreknown as reprobate; just in the same way as when we correct our brethren, such corrections avail among the predestinate but not among the reprobate, according to the words: _No man can correct whom He hath despised."