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rep•ro•bate /ˈrɛprəˌbeɪt/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a wicked person.

adj. 
  • wicked;
    evil.
  • See -prob-.

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    reprobate /ˈrɛprəʊˌbeɪt/ adj
    1. morally unprincipled; depraved
    2. destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
    n
    1. an unprincipled, depraved, or damned person
    2. a disreputable or roguish person: the old reprobate
    vb (transitive)
    1. to disapprove of; condemn
    2. (of God) to destine, consign, or condemn to eternal punishment in hell
    Etymology: 16th Century: from Late Latin reprobātus held in disfavour, from Latin re- + probāre to approve1

    reprobacy /ˈrɛprəbəsɪ/ n ˈreproˌbater n



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