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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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Karunanayake said the Central Bank officials were to be blamed for the interest rate hikes and asked whether a person can run a business by borrowing at 16 per cent.
Twenty-six percent felt it was the other side of the aisle's fault. Twenty-three percent of Republicans, meanwhile, blamed GOP members of the House, 13 percent blamed Trump, 10 percent Ryan and eight percent the media, according to Reuters/Ipsos.
And the Coalition's austerity measures were blamed with a link between the cuts and the increase in sickness levels due to anxiety, stress, depression and other issues being pointed out.
"I grow tired of the local council being blamed for everything that goes wrong in the area.
The economy - Osborne last year blamed the royal wedding, this was on the news and in the press, then for later bad figures, he blamed the snow, all these excuses have been well documented.
"They have blamed bad weather, they have blamed good weather, they blamed last year's Royal Wedding, now they are blaming the jubilee.
I heard recently that a farmer blamed the absence of hares these days on red Kites eating their leverets.
When we were together, he blamed me for every argument.
"They end up get blamed for everything that happens around here.
Blaming creates a definitive "us-them" barrier between the blamer and the blamed (pp.
2 : to hold responsible <He blamed me for everything.>
STEVE STAUNTON is still the man for Andy Reid, who insists it's the players who must be blamed for Ireland's Euro 2008 failure.