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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.


Synonymsrap


Broader (hypernym)reproach


English verb: blame

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


Synonymsfault


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.


Synonymscharge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascribe, assign, attribute, impute









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