OTHER WORDS FROM blameableblame·a·bly, adverb
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What does blameable mean?
Blameable is used to describe someone or something that deserves to be blamed for something negative that has happened.
To blame someone for something is to accuse them of having caused it or to hold them responsible for it. The word blame is always used in the context of something bad that happened—you don’t blame someone for something good. However, when someone is blamed for something, it doesn’t mean they are guilty of it—it simply means they are being accused of being guilty of it.
The word blame can also be used as a noun referring to the responsibility for something negative that happened. This is how the word is used in the phrase assign blame. As a noun, blame can also mean the disapproval, condemnation, or criticism for something bad that happened, as in He deserves most of the blame for the loss.
Calling a person blameable indicates the belief that they are responsible for what happened and that they should receive the criticism for having caused it.
Example: Those who participated in the fraud should be held responsible, but those who knew about it and did nothing are also blameable.
Where does blameable come from?
The first records of the word blameable come from the 1300s. Blame comes from the Late Latin blasphēmāre, meaning “to blaspheme” (“to speak in a disrespectful way about God or other things considered sacred”).
The opposite of blameable is blameless, which is used to describe someone who hasn’t done anything wrong—they haven’t done anything to be blamed for.
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How is blameable used in real life?
Blameable is always used in negative contexts. It’s most often used in serious situations, such as those involving a crime or other serious wrongdoing. It is also spelled blamable.
Sorry for the rant, but I truly hate seeing people try and pretend everyone is equally blameable in a situation where that is just not true.
— Jeff Xilon (@JXilon) October 1, 2013
So disappointing. Every person on team is blamable for this debacle. Players, Coaches, I'm even beginning to think I'm watching them poorly.
— PONTE (@dcponte) November 30, 2013
Ukraine blamable for majority of own problems: Slovak PM http://t.co/xpnlieC6yc
— New Europe (@New_Europe) May 21, 2014
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Is blameable used correctly in the following sentence?
“They are equally blameable and deserve the same punishment.”
How to use blameable in a sentence
The remissness of our people in paying taxes is highly blameable, the unwillingness to pay them is still more so.
She is proud of you, and of your wild achievements, and even finds excuses for your most blameable courses.The Adventures and Vagaries of Twm Shon Catti|T. J. Llewelyn Prichard
No quality, it is allowed, is absolutely either blameable or praiseworthy.
Remember, dearest creature, that the fault of a blameable person cannot warrant a fault in one more perfect.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
This is an effect of the impetuosity of his temperament, blameable undoubtedly from an artistic point of view.The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare|J. J. Jusserand