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 ?
But after embattling his facts, an advocate who should wholly suppress a not unreasonable surmise, which might tell eloquently upon his cause --such an advocate, would he not be blameworthy? It is well known that at the coronation of kings and queens, even modern ones, a certain curious process of seasoning them for their functions is gone through.
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.
As for the one, a man would praise her when he came to understand her; but the other is blameworthy: and they are wholly different in nature.
"Five officers including one Group Captain, two Wing commanders and two Flight Lieutenants have been held blameworthy by the court of inquiry by the Air Force headed by a senior officer," sources said here.
Officials in the boards claimed that the Private Schools Regulatory Authority was blameworthy as it didn't produce the relevant data.
From the point of suspicion to the decisions to arrest, convict, sentence, and apply the death penalty, crime control agents are influenced by the appearance of offenders; moreover, victims of crime are held blameworthy depending on their physical appearance.
Culpable homicide, the judge said, occurred where the death of another person "has been caused by an unlawful act which is culpable or blameworthy".
"Under these circumstances, respondents Aquino, Alcid and Lagmay are blameworthy for having dealt with CLTI whose business was favored directly with the functions of their office," the Ombudsman decision said.