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 ?
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.
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.
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.
The government is blameworthy and not parliament, he added.
Had Gibran been living amongst us today, he may have said to pity the nation where the murderers roam free and the rulers find the grieving parents blameworthy.
Shaun Shute, Gloucester #Vince Cable, blameworthy or not, was in charge of the sale of Royal Mail shares when they went on the market in 2013 and should take some responsibility for that botched sale which cost the taxpayer PS1billion.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that Tehran has always maintained positive ties with Kuwait in the Persian Gulf, and said, "However, the recent move by the country was not appropriate and the action was blameworthy, but we will continue our talks and contacts.
Ibn 'Abdul-Barr said in his book, Jaami'Bayaanil-'Ilm wa Fadlihi (2/138-139) "A group of the people of knowledge said, 'The opinion (Ra'y)t hat is blameworthy, criticised, abandoned and which it is not allowed to look into, nor to occupy oneself with, is innovated opinion and its like from the innovated types.
The court is of the view that broadcasting this illegal recording of a private conversation between spouses is not only blameworthy, but constitutes an act of meanness that must be punished.
Frankfurt cases are designed to be counterexamples to the principle of alternative possibilities (PAP), a version of which states that an agent is blameworthy for what he did only if there was an alternative course of action available to him at the time, the availability of which is relevant per se to an explanation of why the agent is blameworthy for his action.