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

  1. wicked;
See -prob-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
rep•ro•bate  (reprə bāt′),USA pronunciation n., adj., v.,  -bat•ed, -bat•ing. 
  1. a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person:a drunken reprobate.
  2. a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

  1. morally depraved; unprincipled;
  2. rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

  1. to disapprove, condemn, or censure.
  2. (of God) to reject (a person), as for sin;
    exclude from the number of the elect or from salvation.
rep•ro•ba•cy  (reprə bə sē),USA pronunciation  repro•bate′ness, n.  repro•bat′er, n. 
  • Latin reprobātus; past participle of reprobāre to reprove
  • late Middle English reprobaten 1400–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged tramp, scoundrel, wastrel, miscreant, wretch, rascal, cad, rogue.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged outcast, pariah.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged wicked, sinful, evil, corrupt.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged reprehend, blame, rebuke, reprove.

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reprobate /ˈrɛprəʊˌbeɪt/ adj
  1. morally unprincipled; depraved
  2. destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
  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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