- v. 非难；拒绝；斥责
- adj. 邪恶的；堕落的
- n. 恶棍，无赖
- reprobate:  The Latin prefix re- usually denoted ‘return’ or ‘repetition’, but it was also used for ‘reversal of a previous condition’. This usage lies behind Latin reprobāre (source of English reprove ), a compound verb based on probāre ‘test, approve’ (source of English prove). It meant ‘disapprove’, and its past participle reprobātus was used in post-classical Latin to denote a person ‘disapproved or abandoned by God’ because of their wickedness.
=> probation, probe, prove, reprove
- reprobate (adj.)
- early 15c., "rejected as worthless," from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn," from Latin re- "opposite of, reversal of previous condition" (see re-) + probare "prove to be worthy" (see probate (n.)). Earliest form of the word in English was a verb, meaning "to disapprove" (early 15c.).
- reprobate (n.)
- 1540s, "one rejected by God," from reprobate (adj.). Sense of "abandoned or unprincipled person" is from 1590s.
- 1. He disowned his reprobate son.
- 2. He has always been a bit of a reprobate.
- 3. He ventured to reprobate that common system.
- 4. Don't reprobate a weak and foolish girl's ignorance.
- 5. The reprobate and Satan will suffer eternal punishment in hell.
[ reprobate 造句 ]