Definitions for: Blame


[n] a reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"
[n] an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed; "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on on the driver"
[adj] 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"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance"
[v] attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
[v] put or pin the blame on
[v] harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"



Webster (1913) Definition: Blame (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blamed
(bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. Blaming.] [OE. blamen, F.
bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL.
also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander,
to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for
blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) +
fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. Blaspheme, and see
Fame.]
1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault
with; to reproach.

We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson.

2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.]

She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser.

To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as,
the conductor was to blame for the accident.

You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak.


Blame, n. [OE. blame, fr. F. bl[^a]me, OF. blasme, fr.
bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, to blame. See Blame, v.]
1. An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be
wrong; imputation of fault; censure.

Let me bear the blame forever. --Gen. xiiii.
9.

2. That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation;
culpability; fault; crime; sin.

Holy and without blame before him in love. --Eph. i.
4.

3. Hurt; injury. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Syn: Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault;
sin; crime; wrongdoing.

Synonyms: blamed, blasted, blessed, charge, cursed, curst, damn, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, fault, find fault, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, incrimination, inculpation, infernal, pick, rap

Antonyms: absolve, free, justify

See Also: accusal, accusation, accuse, ascribe, assign, attribute, charge, criticise, criticize, impute, pick apart, reproach, repute, self-incrimination

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