deserving to be blamed
Responsible for doing wrong or causing undesirable effects; deserving blame: “Ignorance is usually a passive state, seldom deliberately sought or intrinsically blameworthy” ( Richard Dawkins ) “If you choose not to know something, especially if that something is something you should know, you are morally blameworthy” ( Robert P. Lawry )
blameworthy blamable blameful censurable culpable guilty reprehensible
These adjectives mean meriting reproof or punishment: blameworthy behavior; blamable but understandable resentment; blameful impulsiveness; censurable misconduct; culpable negligence; guilty deeds; reprehensible arrogance.
blame + -worthy