Thursday, March 24, 2011

reprobate



reprobate [rɛprəˌbeɪt] a.

1.) Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.
2.) Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct.

reprobate [rɛprəˌbeɪt] n.

1.) One morally abandoned and lost.

reprobate [rɛprəˌbeɪt] v.t.

1.) To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.
2.) To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon (GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English).

Etymology: Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare, to disapprove or condemn.

"Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" (2 Corinthians, Paul of Tarsus, ~55).

(Hel, Jheronimus Bosch, ~1500)

4 comments:

Janez said...

reprobate seem like a word I will never use still nice to atleast know of it so when someone does use it(not probable)atleast i won't look like a dumbass

Triper said...

I'm confused, it's good reading, and give me to catalisation to think about important things... thanks for share.

DD said...

New word to be added to my dictionary it seems. Thanks!

Shoeby said...

Love this, I'm going to use it at work tomorrow. I'll tell my employees I've had enough of their reprobate conduct. LOL, and laugh as they scratch their heads. :D

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