Search Result for "blameless":
1. free of guilt; not subject to blame;
- Example: "has lived a blameless life"
- Example: "of irreproachable character"
- Example: "an unimpeachable reputation"
[syn: blameless, inculpable, irreproachable, unimpeachable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Blameless \Blame"less\, a. Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless; -- sometimes followed by of. [1913 Webster] A bishop then must be blameless. --1 Tim. iii. 2. [1913 Webster] Blameless still of arts that polish to deprave. --Mallet. [1913 Webster] We will be blameless of this thine oath. --Josh. ii. 17. [1913 Webster] Syn: Irreproachable; sinless; unblemished; inculpable. Usage: Blameless, Spotless, Faultless, Stainless. We speak of a thing as blameless when it is free from blame, or the just imputation of fault; as, a blameless life or character. The others are stronger. We speak of a thing as faultless, stainless, or spotless, only when we mean that it is absolutely without fault or blemish; as, a spotless or stainless reputation; a faultless course of conduct. The last three words apply only to the general character, while blameless may be used in reverence to particular points; as, in this transaction he was wholly blameless. We also apply faultless to personal appearance; as, a faultless figure; which can not be done in respect to any of the other words. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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