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Related to blameful: blamelessness


Deserving of blame.

blame′ful·ly adv.
blame′ful·ness n.


deserving blame; guilty
ˈblamefully adv
ˈblamefulness n


(ˈbleɪm fəl)

deserving blame; blameworthy.
blame′ful•ly, adv.
blame′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blameful - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injuriousblameful - deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"


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Let us try not to be fearful or blameful, or to feel shame or regret; rather, let us collectively explore and debate and move toward consensus about how we respond to the many issues raised at the 2018 WFOT conference and explored in this issue of OJOT.
Police have declared 28 innocent and 19 are declared blameful. It is pertinent to mention here that all the accused in the FIR are on bail.
Unfortunately, examples of overly strong and blameful messages can be found both in the Canadian (27) and international media, (28-36) as well as in public health campaigns both here (37) and abroad.
However, he recalls the willing of his father and the warnings from his uncle, then becomes blameful, and filled with fear, confusion and anguish.
Clementia is, indeed, the fundamental virtue of a just political power, which is violent and revengeful with the most blameful adversaries, but is merciful with people who deserve mercy.
This complicated support network can add significant costs and make problem resolution a confusing, blameful and time-consuming task.
It has a long history, and many excellent examples are to be found in the works of William Shakespeare (e.g., "Whereat with blade, with bloody blameful blade, He bravely broach'd his boiling bloody breast").
At the end of his analysis Tannsjo describes (and defends) Sophie's choice as an example of 'blameful right-doing'.
I never said the captain was all that blameful throwing the chipping hammer.
He merely echoes back the doctor's assertion of helplessness and uncertainty and blameful questioning of what, in fact, he does want.