1. [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.
A bishop then must be blameless. --1 Tim. iii.
Blameless still of arts that polish to deprave.
We will be blameless of this thine oath. --Josh. ii.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: free of guilt; not subject to blame; "has lived a
blameless life"; "of irreproachable character"; "an
unimpeachable reputation" [syn: blameless,
inculpable, irreproachable, unimpeachable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "blameless":
Christian, angelic, childlike, clean, clear, creditable, decent,
dovelike, erect, estimable, ethical, exemplary, fair, faultless,
full of integrity, good, guiltless, high-minded, high-principled,
highly respectable, honest, honorable, immaculate, in the clear,
incorrupt, inculpable, innocent, inviolate, irreprehensible,
irreproachable, just, lamblike, law-abiding, law-loving,
law-revering, lily-white, manly, moral, noble, not guilty,
offenseless, prelapsarian, principled, pristine, pure,
reproachless, reputable, respectable, right, right-minded,
righteous, sans reproche, sinless, spotless, stainless, sterling,
true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled,
true-spirited, truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted,
undefiled, unfallen, unimpeachable, unlapsed, unspotted, unstained,
unsullied, untarnished, untouched by evil, upright, uprighteous,
upstanding, virtuous, with clean hands, without reproach, worthy,