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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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How I cursed the cowardice of the neighbours; how I blamed my poor mother for her honesty and her greed, for her past foolhardiness and present weakness
The poor girl was almost distracted: that quarter of the palace was all in an uproar; the servants ran for ladders; the monkey was seen by hundreds in the court, sitting upon the ridge of a building, holding me like a baby in one of his forepaws, and feeding me with the other, by cramming into my mouth some victuals he had squeezed out of the bag on one side of his chaps, and patting me when I would not eat; whereat many of the rabble below could not forbear laughing; neither do I think they justly ought to be blamed, for, without question, the sight was ridiculous enough to every body but myself.
Every one who looked on was indignant, and blamed you loudly.
It occurred to him directly that the harness belonged to the horse, and without ever thinking of harm (for indeed he who steals a horse can hardly be blamed for taking his saddle), he hastily placed it on the animal's back.
The Chec Furt, who had been the occasion of all this, coming to us afterwards, blamed us exceedingly for having offered so little, and being told by us that the present was picked out by himself, that we had nothing better to give, and that what we had left would scarce defray the expenses of our journey, he pressed us at least to add something, but could prevail no farther than to persuade us to repeat our former offer, which the King was now pleased to accept, though with no kinder countenance than before.
Moreover, you must remember that the beauty I possess was no choice of mine, for, be it what it may, Heaven of its bounty gave it me without my asking or choosing it; and as the viper, though it kills with it, does not deserve to be blamed for the poison it carries, as it is a gift of nature, neither do I deserve reproach for being beautiful; for beauty in a modest woman is like fire at a distance or a sharp sword; the one does not burn, the other does not cut, those who do not come too near.
He regretted that he had done this, and blamed himself that he had omitted the other.
He first blamed the work of Neptune because he had not made the horns of the bull below his eyes, so he might better see where to strike.
Do not suppose that he has ever blamed or thought of blaming you for leaving him with me in Spain, as soon as he was declared to be out of danger.
The infidelity of Molly, which Jones had now discovered, would, perhaps, have vindicated a much greater degree of resentment than he expressed on the occasion; and if he had abandoned her directly from that moment, very few, I believe, would have blamed him.
Maggie hated blame; she had been blamed all her life, and nothing had come of it but evil tempers.
In fact, researchers discovered that when companies performed poorly or had things go wrong but blamed outside influences--unions, government intrusion, competitors or the economy--the businesses experienced a significant dip in stock prices and were slow to recover.