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Reprehensible, blameworthy, blamable, guilty, and culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. Reprehensible is a strong word describing behavior that should evoke severe criticism. Blameworthy and blamable
apply to any kind of act, practice, or condition considered to be wrong
in any degree ("conduct adjudged blameworthy"; "an accident for which
no one is blamable"). Guilty
implies responsibility for or consciousness of crime, sin, or, at the
least, grave error or misdoing ("guilty of a breach of etiquette"). Culpable is weaker than guilty and is likely to connote malfeasance or errors of ignorance, omission, or negligence ("culpable neglect").
Examples of REPREHENSIBLE
The newspaper's most recent editorial calls for the mayor's
resignation, citing the recent accusations of bribery as both plausible
"As a practical matter, successful hostile environment lawsuits involve
two distinct components. Harassment is only the first. The second is
the company's failure to respond effectively after learning about it,
which is what turns reprehensible on-the-job behavior into job discrimination."
— Joel Jacobsen, The Albuquerque Journal, 11 Dec. 2017
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