deserving blame; blameful: a blameworthy administration.

1350–1400; Middle English; see blame, worthy

blameworthiness, noun Unabridged
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blameworthy (ˈbleɪmˌwɜːðɪ)
deserving disapproval or censure

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from blame + worthy.
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Example sentences
The changes in our retention and graduation rates are no less blameworthy than
  are the failures of our politicians.
Strictly speaking, however, his life had been far less blameworthy than he made
  it appear.
He either succeeds, and achieves immortality in his profession, or becomes a
  blameworthy historical footnote.
Actions not otherwise morally blameworthy have increasingly become the source
  of criminal sanction.
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