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[bleym-fuh l] /ˈbleɪm fəl/
deserving blame; blameworthy:
blameful neglect.
Archaic. imputing blame; accusing.
Origin of blameful
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at blame, -ful
Related forms
blamefully, adverb
blamefulness, noun
nonblameful, adjective
nonblamefully, adverb
nonblamefulness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for blameful
Historical Examples
  • And shame me not for nought, I'll freely own whate'er amiss, Or blameful I have wrought.

  • Ruskin wrote that in all his life he had never heard from Turner one unkind or blameful word for others.

  • No word has ever been uttered to their moral detriment; they are, in this blameful age, among the most blameless of its people.

    The Arena Various
  • I never saw him let pass, without some sorrowful remonstrance or endeavor at mitigation, a blameful word spoken by another.

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for blameful


deserving blame; guilty
Derived Forms
blamefully, adverb
blamefulness, noun
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