blameworthy

adjective blame·wor·thy \ -ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of blameworthy

: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

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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 English Language Learners

blameworthy

adjective

Definition of blameworthy for English Language Learners

  • : deserving blame : bad or wrong


BLAMEWORTHY Defined for Kids

blameworthy

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

Definition of blameworthy for Students

:deserving blame


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