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Blame - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Blame' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blame [ v.]
- An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
- That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.
- Hurt; injury.
2 . Blame [ v. t.]
- To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
- To bring reproach upon; to blemish.

Meaning of 'Blame' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . blame [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
Example in sentence:
  • he took the blame for it;
  • it was a bum rap
Meaning (2):
- an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
Example in sentence:
  • his incrimination was based on my testimony;
  • the police laid the blame on the driver
3 . blame [ v]
Meaning (3):
- harass with constant criticism
Example in sentence:
  • Don't always pick on your little brother
Meaning (4):
- attribute responsibility to
Example in sentence:
  • The tragedy was charged to her inexperience;
  • We blamed the accident on her
5 . blame [ s]
Meaning (5):
- expletives used informally as intensifiers
Example in sentence:
  • a blame cold winter;
  • a deuced idiot;
  • an infernal nuisance;
  • he's a blasted idiot;
  • he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool;
  • I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing;
  • it's a blamed shame;
  • not a blessed dime