deserving blame

See: culpable
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Whether or not such a line of reply is ultimately successful, it does suggest, straightforwardly enough, how DAF can accommodate the thought that deserving blame has a special significance that meriting fear does not.
In spite of his lack of full commitment to desert, McKenna's analysis of what it is to deserve blame is the best comprehensive treatment of deserving blame of which I am aware.
Other actions deserving blame included dressing provocatively - whatever that means - drinking to excess, flirting, and "accepting a drink and engaging in a conversation at a bar" - all things that are a normal part of life for those in their 20s and 30s.