- confounded: The blamed car won't start.
- confoundedly; excessively: It's blamed cold out tonight.
Origin of blamed
- to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him.
- to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on): I blame the accident on her.
- Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck.
- an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.
- responsibility for anything deserving of censure: We must all share the blame for this deplorable condition.
- to blame, at fault; censurable: I am to blame for his lateness.
Origin of blame
SynonymsSee more synonyms for blame on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for blamed
But the bad weather and heavy seas could not be blamed on Bradley.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
The former U.S. official also blamed Snowden for revealing surveillance secrets.ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies
Shane Harris, Noah Shachtman
November 14, 2014
Even though the Founders at first blamed meteors, they eventually made “moschetoes” as the yellow-bellied culprit.Disease History Vs. Disease Hysteria
October 19, 2014
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine?
October 17, 2014
In several other tweets, the McCanns themselves are blamed for causing the death of the woman who allegedly harassed them.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 6, 2014
Not a blamed thing but a lot of stubs in a check-book, and a little fat.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
I blamed him for leaving him, and ordered him to find him forthwith on foot.
The men I had to deal with were more to be pitied than blamed.Biography of a Slave
There was a mistake about the medicine, and she was blamed; that's all.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He's too blamed comprehensive for the average boy of my age.Her Father's Daughter
- responsibility for something that is wrong or deserving censure; culpability
- an expression of condemnation; reproof
- be to blame to be at fault or culpable
- (usually foll by for) to attribute responsibility to; accuseI blame him for the failure
- (usually foll by on) to ascribe responsibility for (something) toI blame the failure on him
- to find fault with
Word Origin and History for blamed
"confoundedly" 1833, later also as an adjective, from past participle of blame (v.), as a "euphemistic evasion of the horrible word damn." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848].
This adjective 'blamed' is the virtuous oath by which simple people, who are improving their habits, cure themselves of a stronger epithet. [Edward Everett Hale, "If, Yes, and Perhaps," 1868]
Cf. also blamenation (1837) as an expletive. The imprecation blame me is attested from 1830.
c.1200, "find fault with;" c.1300, "lay blame on," from Old French blasmer (12c., Modern French blâmer) "to rebuke, reprimand, condemn, criticize," from Vulgar Latin *blastemare, from Late Latin blasphemare "revile, reproach" (see blaspheme). Replaced Old English witan with long "i." Related: Blamed; blaming.
early 13c., from Old French blasme "blame, reproach; condemnation," a back-formation from blasmer (see blame (v.)).