reprobate has definitions from the field of law
1
[ verb ] reject as invalid, as of documents

Used in print

(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)

New_Englanders were a_bit sensitive on the subject of their complicity in Negro slavery at the time of the drafting of the Declaration_of_Independence , as Jefferson explained in his `` Autobiography '' : `` The clause reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa was struck_out in complaisance to South_Carolina and Georgia , who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves , and who on_the_contrary still wished to continue it .

Related terms

approbate reject

2
[ noun ] a person without moral scruples

Synonyms

miscreant

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

In defiance , a chinless reprobate , Jake_Camaret , marched down the aisle in St._Peter 's one Sunday morning , followed by one of the women from the Bordel , whose dress and walk plainly showed the lack of any shame .

3
[ verb ] express strong disapproval of

Examples

"We condemn the racism in South Africa" "These ideas were reprobated"

4
[ verb ] (law) abandon to eternal damnation

Examples

"God reprobated the unrepenting sinner"

Related terms

sentence theology

5
[ adjective ] marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good

Examples

"depraved criminals" "a perverted sense of loyalty" "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"

Related terms

corrupt

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