From shame +‎ -worthy. Compare German schämenswert (shameworthy).


shameworthy (comparative more shameworthy, superlative most shameworthy)

  1. Worthy of shame; shameful.
    • 2000, Liz Sayce, From psychiatric patient to citizen:
      It is still filled with the notion that users are blameworthy, shameworthy, to be invalidated and avoided.
    • 2009, Barbara Perry, Hate Crimes:
      [] use of homophobic pejoratives will most certainly continue to compromise the psychological health of young homosexual and bisexual people by insidiously constructing their sexuality as something wrong, dangerous or shameworthy.