reprehend (verb) – criticize strongly
reprehension (noun) – strong criticism
reprehensive (adjective) – strongly criticizing
reprehensible (adjective) – deserving strong criticism
Please note the difference between reprehensive and reprehensible. They’re opposites.
Here are some examples of how you can use these words:
Teachers should reprehend their students firmly for cheating.
The politician was about to reprehend the building of a casino in her state, but then she thought of the possible economic benefits.
The high tech executive was the aim of a lot of reprehension when he said something nasty about homeless people.
“I’m sick of your patronizing reprehension whenever I make a mistake,” I’ve wanted to tell my boss for a long time.
The children received such reprehensive warnings from their teacher that many parents wanted to take their children out of the class.
Boycotting a country is a reprehensive act.
Most people would say it’s morally reprehensible to sell drugs to children.
Besides pulling her hair, he did some other things which were far more reprehensible.