blame Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
- his incrimination was based on my testimony
- the police laid the blame on the driver
noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
- he took the blame for it
- it was a bum rap
verb put or pin the blame on
verb harass with constant criticism
find fault; pick.
- Don't always pick on your little brother
verb attribute responsibility to
- We blamed the accident on her
- The tragedy was charged to her inexperience
adjective satellite expletives used informally as intensifiers
darned; goddamned; goddam; goddamn; blessed; blamed; infernal; damn; deuced; damned; blasted.
- 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
Blame transitive verb
To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
We have none to blame but ourselves. Tillotson.
To bring reproach upon; to blemish.Obs.
She . . . blamed her noble blood. Spenser.
You were to blame, I must be plain with you. Shak.
An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
Let me bear the blame forever. Gen. xiiii. 9.
That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.
Holy and without blame before him in love. Eph. i. 4.
Hurt; injury.Obs. Spenser. Syn. -- Censure; reprehension; condemnation; reproach; fault; sin; crime; wrongdoing.