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  • nouncondemnation
  • nounresponsibility
  • verbaccuse; place responsibility

synonyms for blame

  • criticism
  • accusation
  • animadversion
  • arraignment
  • attack
  • attribution
  • castigation
  • censure
  • charge
  • chiding
  • complaint
  • denunciation
  • depreciation
  • diatribe
  • disapprobation
  • disapproval
  • disfavor
  • disparagement
  • expostulation
  • impeachment
  • implication
  • imputation
  • incrimination
  • inculpation
  • indictment
  • invective
  • objurgation
  • obloquy
  • opposition
  • rebuke
  • recrimination
  • remonstrance
  • reprehension
  • reprimand
  • reproach
  • reprobation
  • reproof
  • repudiation
  • slur
  • tirade
  • exprobation
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antonyms for blame

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  • acquittal
  • approval
  • commendation
  • compliment
  • endorsement
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • flattery
  • harmony
  • health
  • peace
  • praise
  • ratification
  • recommendation
  • retreat
  • sanction
  • applause
  • exaltation
  • thanks
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How to use blame in a sentence

It turns out there are a number of ways of divvying up the blame.
WHAT’S CAUSING CLIMATE CHANGE, IN 10 CHARTSDAVID ROBERTSSEPTEMBER 11, 2020VOX
It’s easy to throw blame at university leaders and students for the chaos that schools have already experienced this year.
DONALD TRUMP HAS FAILED TO PROTECT ME AND OTHER STUDENTS FROM COVID-19JAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
A law firm preparing the city’s defense has put the blame on environmental contractors.
HOW THE CITY CAME TO LEASE A LEMONLISA HALVERSTADT AND JESSE MARXAUGUST 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Kenyan government also shared blame for being in breach of both environmental and human rights laws within the Kenyan constitution.
HOW A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN WON $12 MILLION TAKING ON A LEAD-POISONING BATTERY PLANT IN KENYASOILA KENYAJULY 30, 2020QUARTZ
This suggests that at least some voters are open to an argument that gives China a significant share of the blame for the pandemic.
WHY BLAMING CHINA FOR THE PANDEMIC PROBABLY WON’T HELP TRUMP WINLIKHITHA BUTCHIREDDYGARI (LIKHITHA.BUTCHIREDDYGARI@DISNEY.COM)JULY 28, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
A newly released audit casts wide blame on the top managers of Sweetwater Union High School District and says they may have committed criminal fraud by lying about their finances to the district’s board of trustees and a credit rating agency.
AUDIT FINDS SWEETWATER OFFICIALS DELIBERATELY MANIPULATED FINANCESWILL HUNTSBERRYJUNE 23, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
That’s where the blame for infection lies, Li’s team argues.
COVID-19 CASE CLUSTERS OFFER LESSONS AND WARNINGS FOR REOPENINGHELEN THOMPSONJUNE 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
And he was inclined to believe that it was Grandfather Mole that was to blame for the scarcity of worms in the neighborhood.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
If the journey is now distasteful to her, she has but her own rashness to blame in having sought it herself.
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WORDS RELATED TO BLAME

  • bad-mouthing
  • blame
  • castigation
  • censure
  • curse
  • curses
  • defamation
  • derision
  • hosing
  • insults
  • invective
  • kicking around
  • libel
  • obloquy
  • opprobrium
  • pushing around
  • put-down
  • quinine
  • reproach
  • revilement
  • scolding
  • signifying
  • slander
  • swearing
  • tirade
  • upbraiding
  • vilification
  • vituperation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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