Is there a word for a group of people that know they're doing something wrong, but they don't want to stop in fear of embarrassing themselves or letting their peers down? An example sentence would be

  • It's no use trying to reason with them – they're all just [...]s."

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One might “follow the crowd”.

To fit in your example sentence:

“It’s no use to reason with them; they’re all just crowd followers.”

  • Notice that this is a single-word-request. There have been many threads with 'follow the crowd' suggested as an answer. May 18, 2020 at 14:24
  • If it’s absolutely imperative you use one word, I'd argue "follower" works.
    – drdaanger
    May 18, 2020 at 15:30

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