I think Oliver's actions would be entirely reprehensible were it not for the fact that Madeleine herself sometimes appears to be a willing - and possibly witting - participant in his ruse.
All this frivolity works well in supporting a movie that, by its nature, falls into university cliches except for the refreshing fact that its characters are more reprehensible than usual.
There is no doubt that individual scientists have said things that are reprehensible and that they have been wrong but that in no way undermines the scientific enterprise.
Magee argues that Wagner's anti-Semitism, though reprehensible , was not mirrored in his work, but his extenuations have the tone of a capable defense attorney pleading for us to exercise reasonable doubt.
Plagiarism is first and foremost a moral crime - it's about deception, and it's reprehensible because the plagiarist is passing off someone else's ideas or words as his own.
But his behavior toward his son is often reprehensible .
To vandalize an art work - even a bad art work, even a morally reprehensible art work - is to adopt the tactics of the enemies of culture.
A venial sin, in economic terms, is an expression of greed that's reprehensible enough to warrant punishment but not so serious that it significantly undercuts the country's long-term growth.
I told the publisher that I thought that was totally reprehensible .
Globalization processes create academically uncomfortable and sometimes politically reprehensible forms of hybrid histories, all shadowed by commodifications of various sorts.