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Word of the Day – Reprobate

By December 17, 2016Word of the Day

Reprobate (noun)


An unprincipled person: Archaic (in Calvinism) a sinner who is not of the elect and is predestined to damnation.

From the Latin reprobat- disapproved, from the verb reprobare, from re- (expressing reversal) + probare approve.

Example sentences

“I would tell you to bring her along, but the reprobates aren’t fond of kids.”

“When a reprobate such as he can rise to such dizzying heights, all of humanity is doomed.”

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