Friday, January 12, 2018

Merriam-Webster Word of the Day - Reprehensible

 
Merriam-Webster  
 
WORD OF THE DAY
January 12, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
reprehensible Audio pronunciation
 
adjective | rep-rih-HEN-suh-bul  
 
Definition
 
:
worthy of or deserving reprehension, blame, or censure : culpable
 
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Reprehensible, blameworthy, blamable, guilty, and culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. Reprehensible is a strong word describing behavior that should evoke severe criticism. Blameworthy and blamable apply to any kind of act, practice, or condition considered to be wrong in any degree ("conduct adjudged blameworthy"; "an accident for which no one is blamable"). Guilty implies responsibility for or consciousness of crime, sin, or, at the least, grave error or misdoing ("guilty of a breach of etiquette"). Culpable is weaker than guilty and is likely to connote malfeasance or errors of ignorance, omission, or negligence ("culpable neglect").
 
 
Examples of REPREHENSIBLE
 
The newspaper's most recent editorial calls for the mayor's resignation, citing the recent accusations of bribery as both plausible and reprehensible.
 
"As a practical matter, successful hostile environment lawsuits involve two distinct components. Harassment is only the first. The second is the company's failure to respond effectively after learning about it, which is what turns reprehensible on-the-job behavior into job discrimination."
Joel Jacobsen, The Albuquerque Journal, 11 Dec. 2017
 
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