reprehensive


reprehensive

noun

  1. the act of reprehending; reproof; censure.

noun

  1. the act or an instance of reprehending; reproof or rebuke
adj.

1580s, from Latin stem of reprehend + -ive, perhaps on model of comprehensive.

n.

late 14c., from Old French reprehension (12c.) or directly from Latin reprehensionem (nominative reprehensio) “blame, a censure, reprimand,” literally “a taking again,” noun of action from past participle stem of reprehendere (see reprehend).

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