- Reprobate means without morals and without shame.
An example of a reprobate individual is Satan.
- The definition of a reprobate is person without morals or one who is condemned to hell.
An example of a reprobate is a person who constantly commits crimes.
- To reprobate is defined as to send to hell, condemn or disapprove.
An example of to reprobate is for God to send someone to hell.
transitive verb-·bat·ed, -·bat·ing
- to disapprove of strongly; condemn
- to reject
- Theol. to damn
Origin of reprobateMiddle English reprobaten from Ecclesiastical Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare: see reprove
- totally bad; corrupt; depraved
- Theol. damned
- an unprincipled or totally bad person
- Theol. a person damned; lost soul
- A morally unprincipled person.
- One who is predestined to damnation.
- Morally unprincipled; shameless.
- Rejected by God and without hope of salvation.
transitive verbrep·ro·bat·ed, rep·ro·bat·ing, rep·ro·bates
- To disapprove of; condemn.
- To abandon to eternal damnation. Used of God.
Origin of reprobateFrom Middle English condemned from Late Latin reprobātus past participle of reprobāre to reprove Latin re- opposite ; see re- . Latin probāre to approve ; see prove .
(comparative more reprobate, superlative most reprobate)
From Latin reprobatus (“disapproved, rejected, condemned"), past participle of reprobare.
(third-person singular simple present reprobates, present participle reprobating, simple past and past participle reprobated)
From Latin reprobare.