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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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We blamed until we ran out of things to blame each other for -- and there was nothing left to talk about.
When outraged Lebanese blamed Syria, Damascus tried the old trick that had always worked before.
Man blamed company for a gas explosion in his home.
Dead Hand argues that the headline problems of poverty, war, and more are far more insidious than any that can be blamed on business or any single cause because they emerge fundamentally from incorrect thinking about the relative merits of collectivism versus freedom, particularly free trade.
that pushed for the sanctions, and today there is almost no misery--no matter how deeply rooted, how seemingly unrelated to the events of 1990-91--that is not blamed on the U.
He blamed his wife for setting the stage for the confrontation with Valerie.
The phrase "blaming the victim" was itself coined by a white sociologist named William Ryan as a means of denouncing the Moynihan report, even though, ironically, Moynihan explicitly blamed white America and its discriminatory policies for the "tangle of pathology" that was at the heart of the breakdown of ghetto families.
Even baseball team owners, who couldn't manage their own affairs and destroyed a season and killed the 1994 World Series in the process, blamed the players, umpires, and finally the media for their incompetence.
staff is blamed for changing rooms after the anesthesiologist has already set up for a case in an O.
Instead, they typically blamed developing and developed countries equally.
The political problem is this: If Congress steps forward tomorrow with a new legislative solution for Pacific Northwest public forests, the region's huge economic and social dislocations will be blamed on that legislation--no matter what it tries to accomplish.