The Reprobates

 

 

- Meaning -

verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.

–noun 1. a depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate.

2. a person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

–adjective 3. morally depraved; unprincipled; bad.

4. rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.

–verb (used with object) 5. to disapprove, condemn, or censure.

6. (of God) to reject (a person), as for sin; exclude from the number of the elect or from salvation.


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[Origin: 1400–50; late ME reprobaten < L reprobatus; ptp. of reprobare to reprove]

— Related forms
rep·ro·ba·cy, rep·ro·bate·ness, noun
rep·ro·bat·er, noun


— Synonyms 1. tramp, scoundrel, wastrel, miscreant, wretch, rascal, cad, rogue. 2. outcast, pariah. 3. wicked, sinful, evil, corrupt. 5. reprehend, blame, rebuke, reprove.