Blame Blame (bl[=a]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blamed} (bl[=a]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blaming}.] [OE. blamen, F. bl[^a]mer, OF. blasmer, fr. L. blasphemare to blaspheme, LL. also to blame, fr. Gr. blasfhmei^n to speak ill, to slander, to blaspheme, fr. bla`sfhmos evil speaking, perh, for blapsi`fhmos; bla`psis injury (fr. bla`ptein to injure) + fh`mh a saying, fr. fa`nai to say. Cf. {Blaspheme}, and see {Fame}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach. [1913 Webster]

We have none to blame but ourselves. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring reproach upon; to blemish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

She . . . blamed her noble blood. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To blame}, to be blamed, or deserving blame; in fault; as, the conductor was to blame for the accident. [1913 Webster]

You were to blame, I must be plain with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blamed — confoundedly 1833, later also as an adjective, from pp. of BLAME (Cf. blame) (v.). Probably a euphemism for damned. This adjective blamed is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger… …   Etymology dictionary

  • blamed — [blāmd] adj., adv. Informal damned: a mild expletive …   English World dictionary

  • blamed — /blaymd/, Informal. adj. 1. confounded: The blamed car won t start. adv. 2. confoundedly; excessively: It s blamed cold out tonight. [1825 35; BLAME + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • blamed — adj. (term used as an intensive) confounded; damned; darned (e.g. She called me a blamed fool ; The blamed darned car would not start ) bleɪm n. guilt, responsibility, liability v. accuse, denounce …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blamed — un·blamed; blamed; …   English syllables

  • blamed — int Emphatic adjective. Hey, get your blamed hand off me! 1830s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • blamed — [[t]bleɪmd[/t]] Informal. 1) inf darned; confounded 2) inf confoundedly; excessively: I felt so blamed silly[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • blamed — adjective expletives used informally as intensifiers he s a blasted idiot it s a blamed shame a blame cold winter not a blessed dime I ll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I ll do any such thing he s a damn (or goddam or goddamned) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blamed — adjective (intensifier) …   Wiktionary

  • blamed — Synonyms and related words: absolute, accused, arraigned, blankety blank, blasted, blessed, bloody, charged, cited, complete, confounded, consummate, dadburned, damnable, danged, darn, darned, dashed, denounced, deuced, doggone, doggoned,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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