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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rep·ro·bate /ˈrɛprəˌbet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rep·ro·bate, n. One morally abandoned and lost.
    I acknowledge myself for a reprobate, a villain, a traitor to the king.   --Sir W. Raleigh.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rep·ro·bate a.
 1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected. [Obs.]
    Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.   --Jer. vi. 30.
 2. Abandoned to punishment; hence, morally abandoned and lost; given up to vice; depraved.
 And strength, and art, are easily outdone
 By spirits reprobate.   --Milton.
 3. Of or pertaining to one who is given up to wickedness; as, reprobate conduct. Reprobate desire.”
 Syn: -- Abandoned; vitiated; depraved; corrupt; wicked; profligate; base; vile. See Abandoned.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rep·ro·bate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reprobated p. pr. & vb. n. Reprobating.]
 1. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to condemn as unworthy; to disallow; to reject.
    Such an answer as this is reprobated and disallowed of in law; I do not believe it, unless the deed appears.   --Ayliffe.
    Every scheme, every person, recommended by one of them, was reprobated by the other.   --Macaulay.
 2. To abandon to punishment without hope of pardon.
 Syn: -- To condemn; reprehend; censure; disown; abandon; reject.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered
            right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a
            perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of
            a gambling aristocrat" [syn: depraved, immoral, perverse,
      n : a person without moral scruples [syn: miscreant]
      v 1: reject (documents) as invalid [ant: approbate]
      2: abandon to eternal damnation; "God reprobated the
         unrepenting sinner"
      3: express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in
         South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: condemn,
          decry, objurgate, excoriate]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    that which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness (Jer.
    6:30; Heb. 6:8; Gr. adokimos, "rejected"). This word is also
    used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because
    they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them (1
    Cor. 9:27; 2 Cor. 13:5-7).