[bleym-wur-th ee]


deserving blame; blameful: a blameworthy administration.

Origin of blameworthy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blame, worthy
Related formsblame·wor·thi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for blameworthy

blamable, censurable, culpable, guilty, responsible, blameful

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British Dictionary definitions for blameworthy



deserving disapproval or censure
Derived Formsblameworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for blameworthy

also blame-worthy, late 14c., from blame (n.) + worthy (adj.). Related: Blameworthiness.

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