blameworthy

  • 1 blameworthy — blameworthy, guilty, culpable are comparable when they mean deserving reproach and punishment for a wrong, sinful, or criminal act, practice, or condition. One (as a person or his act or work) is blameworthy that deserves blame or criticism and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Blameworthy — Blame wor thy, a. Deserving blame; culpable; reprehensible. {Blame wor thi*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] || …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 blameworthy — I adjective abject, accusable, answerable, arrant, at fault, beneath contempt, blamable, blameful, censurable, chargeable, condemnable, condemnatory, condemned, contemned, contemptible, contemptuous, contumelious, convicted, corrupt, criminal,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 blameworthy — also blame worthy, late 14c., from BLAME (Cf. blame) (n.) + WORTHY (Cf. worthy) (adj.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 blameworthy — [blām′wʉr΄thē] adj. deserving to be blamed blameworthiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 blameworthy — adjective Date: 14th century being at fault ; deserving blame • blameworthiness noun Synonyms: blameworthy, blamable, guilty, culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. blameworthy and blamable apply to any degree of …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 blameworthy — blameworthiness, n. /blaym werr dhee/, adj. deserving blame; blameful: a blameworthy administration. [1350 1400; ME; see BLAME, WORTHY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 blameworthy — adjective /ˈbleɪmˌwɜː(ɹ).ði/ Deserving blame or censure; reprehensible. Yes, my life has been blameworthy; I confess it. But you know nothing of its temptations. Ant: praiseworthy …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 blameworthy — blame|wor|thy [ˈbleımˌwə:ði US ə:r ] adj deserving blame or disapproval ▪ blameworthy conduct …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 blameworthy — adjective formal deserving blame or disapproval: blameworthy conduct …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 blameworthy — adjective there is no longer any no doubt that Otis is the blameworthy individual Syn: culpable, reprehensible, indefensible, inexcusable, guilty, criminal, delinquent, wrong, evil, wicked; to blame, at fault, reproachable, responsible,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 blameworthy — blame ► VERB ▪ hold responsible and criticize for a fault or wrong. ► NOUN 1) responsibility for a fault or wrong. 2) criticism for a fault or wrong. ● be to blame Cf. ↑be to blame DERIVATIVES …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 blameworthy — Synonyms and related words: abominable, accusable, amiss, arraignable, arrant, at fault, atrocious, awful, bad, base, beastly, beneath contempt, black, blamable, blameful, brutal, censurable, chargeable, contemptible, criminal, culpable, damnable …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 blameworthy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. at fault, culpable, blamable, reprehensible; see guilty 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Deserving blame: blamable, blameful, censurable, culpable, guilty, reprehensible. Idiom: at fault. See PRAISE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 blameworthy — blame|wor|thy [ bleım,wɜrði ] adjective FORMAL deserving to be blamed for something bad that has happened …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 blameworthy — adj. worthy of or deserving blame …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 blameworthy — a. See blamable …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 blameworthy — adj reprehensible, reproachable, con demnable; indefensible, inexcusable, unjustifiable; blameful, discreditable, disreputable, ignoble, shameful, immoral, unprincipled; wicked, nefarious, iniquitous, flagitious …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 blameworthy — UK [ˈbleɪmˌwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ˈbleɪmˌwɜrðɪ] adjective formal deserving to be blamed for something bad that has happened …

    English dictionary

  • 20 blameworthy — blame•wor•thy [[t]ˈbleɪmˌwɜr ði[/t]] adj. deserving blame; blamable • Etymology: 1350–1400 blame′wor thi•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang