What does blame mean?

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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

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How to say blame in sign language?

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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. Terry Rutledge:

    I cannot put any blame on my daughter-in-law because I know her, the training she's had ... I don't take it lightly ... I cannot put any negligence on her part. It was a terrible accident.

  2. President Obama:

    Now National Public Radio've got Republicans in a position where it's not enough for them simply to grind the wheels of Congress to a halt and then blame me.

  3. Robert Albert Bloch:

    The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.

  4. Steven Hoffman:

    I do blame celebrities, because they need to recognize the impact they can have and the potential harm that can result from it.

  5. Vyacheslav Volodin:

    There was no probe yet, and it is unlikely to be impartial considering the current situation in Ukraine, that's why all statements made instantly are an attempt, on the one hand, to shuffle off the blame on to someone else. On the other hand, everything suggests that all that may have been orchestrated.

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