What is the meaning of blame?


  • An accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed.
    • usage: "his incrimination was based on my testimony"; "the police laid the blame on the driver"
  • A reproach for some lapse or misdeed.
    • usage: "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap"


  • Put or pin the blame on.
  • Harass with constant criticism.
    • usage: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
  • Attribute responsibility to.
    • usage: "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"


  • Expletives used informally as intensifiers)
    • usage: "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"; "an infernal nuisance"
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APAWordNet. (2010). blame. Retrieved April 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/blame/definitions/1169447
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MLAWordNet. "blame" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/blame/definitions/1169447>
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