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

  • wicked;
  • See -prob-.
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    rep•ro•bate  (reprə bāt′), 
    n., adj., v., -bat•ed, -bat•ing. 

  • a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person:a drunken reprobate.
  • a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

  • adj. 
  • morally depraved; unprincipled;
  • rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

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