Definition of 'reprehensible'
Example sentences containing 'reprehensible'
This behaviour is unacceptable and is morally reprehensible.The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is utter nonsense and completely reprehensible morally.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I had allowed my feelings about his often reprehensible behaviour to undermine my assessment of him in purely sporting terms.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It would be hypocritical for many politicians to say that it is morally reprehensible to take drugs when they themselves once smoked dope or took coke.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So what is to stop untrustworthy people in football from behaving in a similarly reprehensible manner and taking our game to the brink of no return?The Sun (2011)
That will not stop it being seen as morally reprehensible, nor a perception of there being one law for the police and another for the public.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is only since he left office that'the master' has seemed morally reprehensible and an embarrassment to the country.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
A team official said: 'It was a reprehensible act that had an adverse effect on the honour and morale of the national team.The Sun (2012)
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