reprobate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɛpɹəbət/
Adjective

reprobate

  1. (rare) Rejected; cast off as worthless.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Jeremiah 6:30 ↗:
      Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
  2. Rejected by God; damned, sinful.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book I”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗, lines 696–7:
      Strength and Art are easily out-done / By Spirits reprobate
  3. Immoral, having no religious or principled character.
    The reprobate criminal sneered at me.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      And strength, and art, are easily outdone / By spirits reprobate.
Translations Translations Translations Noun

reprobate (plural reprobates)

  1. One rejected by God; a sinful person.
  2. An individual with low morals or principles.
    • I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      "Good morning, Mrs. Denny," he said. "Wherefore this worried look on your face? Has that reprobate James been misbehaving himself?"
Related terms Translations
  • German: Sünder
  • Russian: нечести́вец
Translations Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɛpɹəbeɪt/
Verb

reprobate (reprobates, present participle reprobating; past and past participle reprobated)

  1. To have strong disapproval of something; to condemn.
  2. Of God: to abandon or reject, to deny eternal bliss.
  3. To refuse, set aside.
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