What does Blame mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incrimination, inculpation, blamenoun

    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, rapadjective

    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, infernalverb

    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, faultverb

    put or pin the blame on

  5. blame, find fault, pickverb

    harass with constant criticism

    "Don't always pick on your little brother"

  6. blame, chargeverb

    attribute responsibility to

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blameverb

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

  2. Blameverb

    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

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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

Examples of Blame in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I hold both countries responsible, i think that United States has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish. ... And I think we're all to blame.

  2. Roger Stone:

    I've been completely honest about this. I described it various ways on the record in a speech to a large number of Trump supporters, i described it as a back channel. I think in another interview I may have said intermediary. In the third interview I said a mutual friend. They are all true. They're all consistent and what I learned from this person, and don't blame me if I had better sources than the mainstream media was very simply this, that Julian Assange had a substantial of information on Hillary Clinton and Julian Assange would drop it in October.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    To assure good timing we need right decisions, patience and persistence. Good timing needs willpower to steer clear of confusion, disorder and … discontent. We need not blame ourselves for possible "bad" timing later on. ( "Wrong time. Wrong place." )

  4. Shiraz Maher:

    I think this is an attempt to deflect attention from Jihadi John, they're trying to lay the blame for this at the feet of the British government.

  5. Michelle McMurry-Heath:

    None of the support resources have been made available in that way, well its too early and probably pointless to get into a blame game;it is clear that we need to deliver resources to the states, so that theyre able to not just have the vaccines sitting in warehouses, but actually be able to deliver vaccines to those who need it.

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