1. an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed;
- Example: "his incrimination was based on my testimony"
- Example: "the police laid the blame on the driver"
[syn: incrimination, inculpation, blame]
2. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed;
- Example: "he took the blame for it"
- Example: "it was a bum rap"
[syn: blame, rap]
1. put or pin the blame on;
[syn: blame, fault]
2. harass with constant criticism;
- Example: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
[syn: blame, find fault, pick]
3. attribute responsibility to;
- Example: "We blamed the accident on her"
- Example: "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
[syn: blame, charge]
1. expletives used informally as intensifiers;
- Example: "he's a blasted idiot"
- Example: "it's a blamed shame"
- Example: "a blame cold winter"
- Example: "not a blessed dime"
- Example: "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"
- Example: "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"
- Example: "a deuced idiot"
- Example: "an infernal nuisance"
[syn: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blame \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. [1913 Webster] Let me bear the blame forever. --Gen. xiiii. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin. [1913 Webster] Holy and without blame before him in love. --Eph. i. 4. [1913 Webster] 3. Hurt; injury. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Syn: Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault; sin; crime; wrongdoing. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blame \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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach. [1913 Webster] We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] To blame, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident. [1913 Webster] You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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