reprehensibility (ˌrepreˌhensiˈbility) or reprehensibleness (ˌrepreˈhensibleness)
Word origin of 'reprehensible'
C14: from Late Latin reprehensibilis, from Latin reprehendere to hold back, reprove
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graded adjective & adjective [usu v-link ADJ]
If you think that a type of behaviour or an idea is very bad and morally wrong, you can say that it is reprehensible. [formal] ⇒ Mr Cramer said the violence by anti-government protestors was reprehensible. ⇒ ...behaving in the most reprehensible manner.
`That is the most morally reprehensible thing you've told me for years.Malcolm, John THE GWEN JOHN SCULPTUREIt might, she thought, be reprehensible to think thus, but it was Marcia's way.Townsend, Eileen IN LOVE AND WAREven his apparentobsession with my person might by some be considered not altogether reprehensible.Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEADIn the present circumstances, inviting himself into Patience's bed was unacceptable, even reprehensible.Stephanie Laurens A RAKE'S VOW