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blameworthy

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adjective blame·wor·thy \-ˌwər-thē\

Simple Definition of blameworthy

  • : deserving blame : bad or wrong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blameworthy

  1. :  being at fault :  deserving blame

blameworthiness noun

Examples of blameworthy in a sentence

  1. Their failure to adequately inform participants of the risks was morally blameworthy.

  2. <we were all equally blameworthy, whether we had openly approved the free-speech restrictions or simply kept quiet about them>



14th Century

First Known Use of blameworthy

14th century

Synonym Discussion of blameworthy

blameworthy, blamable, guilty, culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. blameworthy and blamable apply to any degree of reprehensibility <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>.

BLAMEWORTHY Defined for Kids

blameworthy

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adjective blame·wor·thy \ˈblām-ˌwər-thē\

Definition of blameworthy for Students

  1. :  deserving blame





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