Associations to the word «Blame»


BLAME, noun. Censure.
BLAME, noun. Culpability for something negative or undesirable.
BLAME, noun. Responsibility for something meriting censure.
BLAME, verb. To censure (someone or something); to criticize.
BLAME, verb. (obsolete) To bring into disrepute.
BLAME, verb. (transitive) (usually followed by "for") To assert or consider that someone is the cause of something negative; to place blame, to attribute responsibility (for something negative or for doing something negative).
BLAME AMERICA FIRST, verb. (US) (politics) Used to insinuate that liberals would rather blame their own country than outside forces for problems facing the world.
BLAME CANADA, verb. (US) (idiomatic) A catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.
BLAME GAME, noun. (informal) (idiomatic) A situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.
BLAME GAMES, noun. Plural of blame game

Dictionary definition

BLAME, 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".
BLAME, noun. A reproach for some lapse or misdeed; "he took the blame for it"; "it was a bum rap".
BLAME, verb. Put or pin the blame on.
BLAME, verb. Harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother".
BLAME, verb. Attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience".
BLAME, adjective. Expletives used informally as intensifiers; "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".

Wise words

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