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reprobate

rep·ro·bate

reprobate

 
 
pronunciation:
re pr beIt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: an evil or lawless person, often beyond hope of redemption.
He was considered a reprobate who deserved to spend his life in prison.
similar words:
blackguard, outlaw, profligate, villain
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a corrupt or evil character; immoral.
similar words:
corrupt, evil, immoral
definition 2: beyond hope of salvation; damned.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reprobated, reprobates, reprobating
definition: to reject as evil; condemn.
derivation: reprobacy (n.)
Word Parts
The word reprobate contains the following part:
prob, prov, -prove Latin root that means good; test, prove