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blameful

[bleym-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. deserving blame; blameworthy: blameful neglect.
  2. Archaic. imputing blame; accusing.
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Origin of blameful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blame, -ful
Related formsblame·ful·ly, adverbblame·ful·ness, nounnon·blame·ful, adjectivenon·blame·ful·ly, adverbnon·blame·ful·ness, noun
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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.

    A Book of Ballads, Volume 1

    Various

  • 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

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


British Dictionary definitions for blameful

blameful

adjective
  1. deserving blame; guilty
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Derived Formsblamefully, adverbblamefulness, noun
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