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1(person) culpable(act) censurable(act) condenable(act) reprobable
- The investigator found that the council was not blameworthy of doing anything wrong in the circumstances.
- Decisions are often based not on general concepts of blameworthy or culpable conduct, but on the precise interpretation of technical terms within the act.
- If criminals under a particular age are less blameworthy than other criminals it might seem to follow that we should spare such criminals the harshest sentence.
- The death penalty is ostensibly reserved for the most blameworthy criminals.
- The question is: who were more blameworthy, those who enacted evil out of blind conviction or those who betrayed intellectual ideals?
- She then goes on to say that there is absolutely no excuse for this ignorance concerning punctuation; even the much favoured scapegoat, the U.S., is not considered blameworthy.
- But naivety - especially willed naivety - is certainly blameworthy if one ought to know better.
- The newspaper casts both political parties as equally blameworthy.
- In other words, it's a way of blaming the victim even though the victim has not done anything blameworthy.
- The huge number of people who ignore traffic regulations suggests that the system is as blameworthy as the motorist.
- He says he thinks that the original authors are just as blameworthy as the spreaders.
- It's true that there is no simple chain of blameworthy actions which led to this deterioration.
- It is true that accomplices are normally less blameworthy than principals and therefore deserve less severe sentences.
- A much larger issue is whether people and companies who disclose vulnerabilities are blameworthy when hackers write exploits that target that vulnerability.
- Any behaviour which causes harm to oneself and others could be called blameworthy while any behaviour that causes no harm could be called praiseworthy.
- This requires the existence of a just culture, one possessing a collective understanding of where the line should be drawn between blameless and blameworthy actions.
- The rule is counterintuitive - by comparison, most people feel that repeating gossip is less blameworthy than initiating it - but it is the law.
- He sighed, and somehow she felt deeply blameworthy.
- There are cases in which someone knowingly performs a corrupt action but is, say, coerced into so doing, and is therefore not blameworthy.
- His aggressive pleasure was disconcerting, though hardly blameworthy given the open-ended terms of the experiment.