meriting blame

meriting blame
index peccant (culpable)

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  • blame — vb reprehend, reprobate, condemn, denounce, censure, *criticize Analogous words: *accuse, charge, indict, impeach: impute, attribute, *ascribe: implicate, *involve Contrasted words: exonerate, vindicate, *exculpate, absolve, acquit: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Blameful — Blame ful, a. 1. Faulty; meriting blame. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Attributing blame or fault; implying or conveying censure; faultfinding; censorious. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Blame ful*ly}, adv. {Blame ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blamefully — Blameful Blame ful, a. 1. Faulty; meriting blame. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Attributing blame or fault; implying or conveying censure; faultfinding; censorious. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Blame ful*ly}, adv. {Blame ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blamefulness — Blameful Blame ful, a. 1. Faulty; meriting blame. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Attributing blame or fault; implying or conveying censure; faultfinding; censorious. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Blame ful*ly}, adv. {Blame ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blameless — adjective a) Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless. b) Not meriting blame or censure; undeserving of reproof …   Wiktionary

  • peccant — I (culpable) adjective aberrant, accursed, accusable, amoral, astray, bad, base, blameful, blameworthy, censurable, chargeable, criminal, criminous, debauched, dishonest, erroneous, evil, execrable, faultful, fiendish, foul, full of mischief,… …   Law dictionary

  • culpable — cul·pa·ble / kəl pə bəl/ adj: deserving condemnation or blame as wrong or harmful cul·pa·bil·i·ty /ˌkəl pə bi lə tē/ n cul·pa·ble·ness n cul·pa·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • The Sacrament of Penance —     The Sacrament of Penance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Sacrament of Penance     Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest s absolution to… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • culpable — adjective Etymology: Middle English coupable, from Anglo French cupable, culpable, from Latin culpabilis, from culpare to blame, from culpa guilt Date: 14th century 1. archaic guilty, criminal 2. meriting condemnation or blame …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • culpable — adjective meriting condemnation, censure or blame, especially as something wrong, harmful or injurious; blameworthy I am culpable for stealing your money. (Deserving Blame) …   Wiktionary

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