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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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. Everett Piper:

    Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a 'safe place,' but rather a place to learn: to learn that life isn't about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that's wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that's wrong with them,

  2. Seth Meyers:

    That is horrifying, she’s wearing Army gear because it’s a USO tour, but honestly, who could blame women if they started wearingmilitarygear whenever they’re around men ? ‘ Where are you going in a helmet and a flak jacket ? ’ ‘ The subway. ’.

  3. Noelia Saldano:

    The president wants to wash her hands and blame everybody else and other governments, we have a noose around our necks. It's clear that the country is in bad shape.

  4. Kenneth Rosenberg:

    Our biology plays a big role, [ but ] we ca n’t blame it all on biology. You ca n’t say,' Testosterone made me do it,' but people who have higher testosterone might cheat more, people who are more captured by their dopamine reward system might cheat more.

  5. Kelsey Grammer:

    It’s hard to explain, it’s not rational. But it happens anyway. I know a lot of people who’ve lost their siblings and blame themselves.

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