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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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The introduction perspicaciously portrays Boccaccio's text as a ghost to be exorcised in varying ways by its imitators: both subversive and conservative, both historicizing and moralizing, both encomiastically and blamefully exemplifying, Boccaccio's ambiguous discourses on pagan heroines could not but trigger paradoxical representations of and attitudes toward the female sex in his followers, all of whom engaged in a "revision of stereotypes" (7) according to the parameters of Renaissance court society.
Secondary derivatives from adjectives and participles are tagged with the ordinal numbers from 9 to 16: blamefully 1400 (9), blamefulness 1400 (10), sighingly 1402 (11), sighingness* 1300 (12), notably 1380 (13), notability 1380 (14) advisedly 1375 (15), advisedness 1400 (16).
In cases of homonymy as of hope (n) and hope (v) the derivatives that are in our corpus are verified deverbal coinages: blame 1200, blaming 1382 (1), blamer 1387 (3), blameful 1386 (5), blameable 1387 (7), blamefully 1400 (9), blamefulness 1400 (10).