What does blame mean?

Definitions for blamebleɪm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blame.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incrimination, inculpation, blame(noun)

    an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

    "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on the driver"

  2. blame, rap(adj)

    a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

    "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"

  3. blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal(verb)

    expletives used informally as intensifiers

    "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance"

  4. blame, fault(verb)

    put or pin the blame on

  5. blame, find fault, pick(verb)

    harass with constant criticism

    "Don't always pick on your little brother"

  6. blame, charge(verb)

    attribute responsibility to

    "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blame(verb)

    to censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach

  2. Blame(verb)

    to bring reproach upon; to blemish

  3. Blame

    an expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure

  4. Blame

    that which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin

  5. Blame

    hurt; injury

Freebase

  1. Blame

    Blame is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. There are other senses of praise and blame that are not ethically relevant. One may praise someone's good dress sense, and blame the weather for a crop failure.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blame

    blām, v.t. to find fault with: to censure.—n. imputation of a fault: crime: censure.—adj. Blam′able, deserving of blame: faulty.—n. Blam′ableness.—adv. Blam′ably.—adj. Blame′ful, meriting blame: criminal.—adv. Blame′fully.—n. Blame′fullness.—adj. Blameless, without blame: guiltless: innocent.—adv. Blame′lessly.—ns. Blame′lessness; Blame′worthiness, quality of being worthy of blame: blamableness.—adj. Blame′worthy, worthy of blame: culpable. [Fr. blâmer, blasmer—Gr. blasphēme-ein, to speak ill. See Blaspheme.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blame' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4253

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blame' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2467

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blame' in Verbs Frequency: #447

Anagrams for blame »

  1. Amble

  2. Mabel

  3. Mable

  4. Melba

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blame in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blame in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Froome:

    I certainly wouldn't blame the public for this, i would blame some of the reporting on the race that has been very irresponsible.

  2. Donald Trump:

    He was president, OK? ... Blame him, or don't blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.

  3. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.

  4. Khary Pennebaker:

    I don't blame the gun at all for my mother's death, i blame her access to it. She had easy access to the gun when she was in the pit of despair.

  5. Celene Gelate:

    I blame the government, I blame the police, I blame the hotel, we were in a nice hotel and they didn't even have security. The police had to come all the way from Abidjan.

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