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Meaning of REPREHENSION

Pronunciation:  `repri'henshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
 

REPREHENSION is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: rebuke, reprimand, reproof, reproval
 
 See Also: admonishment, admonition, bawling out, berating, blowing up, castigation, chastening, chastisement, chewing out, chiding, correction, criticism, dressing down, earful, going-over, lecture, monition, objurgation, reproach, riot act, scolding, speech, talking to, unfavorable judgment, upbraiding, what for

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rep`re*hen"sion\ (-sh?n), n. [L. reprehensio: cf.
F. r['e]pr['e]hension.]
Reproof; censure; blame; disapproval.

      This Basilius took as though his mistress had given him
      a secret reprehension that he had not showed more
      gratefulness to Dorus.                   --Sir P.
                                               Sidney.

Syn: Censure; reproof; reprimand. See {Admonition}.

 

 

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