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blame

(Culpability), noun accusal, accusation, castigation, censurability, censurableness, chargeability, condemnation, crimination, criticism, culpa, culpableness, damnation, decrial, delation, denouncement, denunciation, dereliction, deviation from rectitude, disapproval, disparagement, dispraise, expostulation, exprobation, fault, guilt, guiltiness, inculpation, malfeasance, misconduct, neglect, objurgation, obloquy, opprobrium, peccability, rebuke, reprehensio, reprehension, reproach, reproof, vituperatio, wrong
Associated concepts: culpable negligence, mens rea
Foreign phrases: Culpa caret qui scit sed prohibere non potest.One is clear of blame who knows, but cannot prevent.

blame

(Responsibility), noun accountability, ascription, assignation, assignment, attribution, charge, implication, immutation, liability
Associated concepts: allocation of blame, blameworthy, placing the blame

blame

verb abhor, accuse, administer a rebuke, anathematize, animadvert, arraign, ascribe to, assign to, attribute to, berate, call to account, carp, cast a slur on, castigate, cavil, censure, charge, chastise, chide, cite, complain against, condemn, criminate, criticize, culpare, denounce, deprecate, depreciate, detract, disapprove, discountenance, disparage, dispraise, execrate, expostulate, fault, find fault, hold no brief for, hold reeponsible, hold up to reprobation, impeach, implicate, impugn, impute to, incriminate, inculpate, indict, lodge a complaint, objurgate, rebuke, recriminate, remonstrate, reprehend, reprehendere, reprimand, reproach, reprove, revile, show disapproval, upbraid, vilipend, vituperare
See also: accusation, accuse, arraign, assignation, censure, charge, cite, complain, conviction, criticism, criticize, culpability, denounce, denunciation, diatribe, disparagement, fault, finding of guilt, guilt, impeach, impeachability, impeachment, implicate, impute, incriminate, incrimination, inculpation, indict, involve, obloquy, odium, ostracism, outcry, present, proscribe, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, responsibility, stricture
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Well, it's a blame ridicklous way, en I doan' want to hear no mo' 'bout it.
But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.
At all events I am not alone in my way of extricating myself from this dilemma; for I find that many of the highest Circles, sitting as Judges in law courts, use praise and blame towards Regular and Irregular Figures; and in their homes I know by experience that, when scolding their children, they speak about "right" or "wrong" as vehemently and passionately as if they believed that these names represented real existences, and that a human Figure is really capable of choosing between them.
The worst of it is, look at it which way one will, it still turns out that I was always the most to blame in everything.
The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common, and men always do so when they can, and for this they will be praised not blamed; but when they cannot do so, yet wish to do so by any means, then there is folly and blame.
I blame myself severely for having so easily believed the slanderous tales invented by Charles Smith to the prejudice of Lady Susan, as I am now convinced how greatly they have traduced her.
You don't wish to apologize, but, man, it's not only to him but to the whole regiment- all of us- you're to blame all round.
I neither praise nor blame this fact; but I feel bound to own it, for that time, and for every time in my life, since the witchery of literature began with me.
Of course I was vexed at all this; but still it was less the disappointment to myself that annoyed me, than the disappointment in him, and the trouble I was at to frame excuses to my friends for having seen and observed so little, without imputing one particle of blame to my companion.
This highly endeared him to her, and raised in her mind two of the best affections which any lover can wish to raise in a mistress--these were, esteem and pity--for sure the most outrageously rigid among her sex will excuse her pitying a man whom she saw miserable on her own account; nor can they blame her for esteeming one who visibly, from the most honourable motives, endeavoured to smother a flame in his own bosom, which, like the famous Spartan theft, was preying upon and consuming his very vitals.
And the most awful thing about it is that it's all my fault--all my fault, though I'm not to blame.
His natural inclination to blame, hitherto kept entirely in abeyance toward his father by the predisposition to think him always right, simply on the ground that he was Tom Tulliver's father, was turned into this new channel by his mother's plaints; and with his indignation against Wakem there began to mingle some indignation of another sort.