blameworthy


blame·wor·thy

adjective \-ˌwər-thē\

: deserving blame : bad or wrong

Full Definition of BLAMEWORTHY

:  being at fault :  deserving blame
blame·wor·thi·ness noun

Examples of BLAMEWORTHY

  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>

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>.

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