blameworthy


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blame·wor·thy

 (blām′wûr′thē)
adj. blame·wor·thi·er, blame·wor·thi·est
Responsible for doing wrong or causing undesirable effects; deserving blame: "Ignorance is usually a passive state, seldom deliberately sought or intrinsically blameworthy" (Richard Dawkins). "If you choose not to know something, especially if that something is something you should know, you are morally blameworthy" (Robert P. Lawry).

blame′wor′thi·ness n.

blameworthy

(ˈbleɪmˌwɜːðɪ)
adj
deserving disapproval or censure
ˈblameˌworthiness n

blame•wor•thy

(ˈbleɪmˌwɜr ði)

adj.
deserving blame; blamable.
[1350–1400]
blame′wor`thi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blameworthy - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injuriousblameworthy - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"

blameworthy

adjective
Translations

blameworthy

[ˈbleɪmwɜːðɪ] ADJ [action] → censurable, reprobable; [person] → culpable

blameworthy

adj personschuldig; behaviour, actiontadelnswert

blameworthy

[ˈbleɪmˌwɜːðɪ] adjbiasimevole
References in classic literature ?
And when events turn out so much better for a man than he has had reason to dread, is it not a proof that his conduct has been less foolish and blameworthy than it might otherwise have appeared?
There was really something blameworthy (she thought) in their joint contemplation of the shadowy stream, in the common impulse which had turned them to the house without the passing of a look or word.
Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
Even without memory, the life is bound into one by a zone of dependence in growth and decay; but intense memory forces a man to own his blameworthy past.
I can understand that my conduct must necessarily appear strange and even blameworthy, not in your eyes only, but in the eyes of others.
He said, and speaker approved, that a body should be made to hold blameworthy individuals accountable.
They defend a "formula" regarding how morally blameworthy one is for being complicit (p.
such a large problem and I think if we don't recognize the root of it, we're fooling ourselves to think that somehow it's the victims who are blameworthy .
He denied that the CM is blameworthy for delaying the new cabinet, adding that the KDP and PUK are blameworthy due to they do not reach an agreement on forming the cabinet.
In the [books discussing] the mortal vices, I discuss every blameworthy character trait whose avoidance is mentioned in the Qur'an, [along with] the soul's cleansing from it and the heart's purification from it.
One theme that keeps coming back is how blameworthy were those who preferred to look the other way on the crimes that were being perpetuated.
Few "writers" can plead not guilty when it comes to breaking Leonard's rules, but the most blameworthy have to be broadsheet journalists and self-published novelists - both of whom pepper their overwritten stuff with cliches, bad grammar and irrelevant adjectives.