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English adjective: blame

1. blame expletives used informally as intensifiers

SamplesHe'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.

Synonymsblamed, blasted, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal

Similarcursed, curst

Antonymsblessed, blest

English noun: blame

1. blame (communication) an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

SamplesHis incrimination was based on my testimony.
The police laid the blame on the driver.

Synonymsincrimination, inculpation

Broader (hypernym)accusal, accusation

Narrower (hyponym)self-incrimination

2. blame (communication) a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

SamplesHe took the blame for it.
It was a bum rap.


Broader (hypernym)reproach

English verb: blame

1. blame (communication) put or pin the blame on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)accuse, charge

Antonymsabsolve, justify, free

2. blame (communication) harass with constant criticism

SamplesDon't always pick on your little brother.

Synonymsfind fault, pick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

3. blame (cognition) attribute responsibility to

SamplesWe blamed the accident on her.
The tragedy was charged to her inexperience.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

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