(noun, adjective, verb)


1. expletives used informally as intensifiers

- it's a blamed shame

- a blame cold winter

Similar word(s): cursed, curst, blamed, blasted, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, infernal


1. an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

- the police laid the blame on the driver

Similar word(s): incrimination, inculpation

Definition categories: communication, accusal, accusation

2. a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

- he took the blame for it

Similar word(s): rap

Definition categories: communication, reproach

Sentences with blame as a noun:

- Blame came from all directions.

- The blame for starting the fire lies with the arsonist.

- They accepted the blame, but it was an accident.


1. put or pin the blame on

Similar word(s): fault

Definition categories: communication, accuse, charge

2. harass with constant criticism

Similar word(s): pick

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

3. attribute responsibility to

- We blamed the accident on her

Similar word(s): charge

Definition categories: cognition, ascribe, assign, attribute, impute

Sentences with blame as a verb:

- The arsonist was blamed for the fire.