What does blame mean?

Definitions for blame
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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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    Daniel
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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. Marcus Aurelius:

    An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for his own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of progress. But the wise man never has to blame another or himself.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    let this go down in prophecy! america is fast losing it's- land of opportunity- status. The youths have begun to figure it out. Whatever future results from all their knowledge and experiences of this, america hast itself to blame. I will further say this- why have all the weapons of war when there is no one to fire them, and those who can do so, are on the side of your enemies? the mindset of the youths have changed.Children seek refuge and die at your ports of entry. Schools being turned into killing zones of the children. Your prisons are just revolving doors for criminality. Drugs are everywhere. Where there is no vision, the people perish, and so will the nation. If the weather is any indication of god's visitation, then take heed much more to come. I am ras cardo reggae

  3. Pooja Bohara:

    Society and some family members blame me. My uncle even suggested that I should be placed in a heap of straw and burnt to death, but my father was for justice, it is not our fault that we are raped. Victims should come out and tell their story to the courts and seek justice.

  4. Bishwa Prakash Subedi:

    The recent changes of government and of management of the country's National Reconstruction Authority are partly to blame for the delay in compensation.

  5. Lynn Goldman:

    You have to blame the problem on the virus, but it's Azar's operation, and the buck stops there.

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