[bleym-fuh l]


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 formsblame·ful·ly, adverbblame·ful·ness, nounnon·blame·ful, adjectivenon·blame·ful·ly, adverbnon·blame·ful·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blameful

Historical Examples of blameful

  • 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.

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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



deserving blame; guilty
Derived Formsblamefully, adverbblamefulness, noun
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