verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
Origin of blame
Synonyms for blame
Related Words for blamingcriticize, attribute, denounce, chide, charge, indict, condemn, knock, rap, saddle, reprehend, reprove, frame, ascribe, disapprove, censure, admonish, roast, impute, finger
Examples from the Web for blaming
Contemporary Examples of blaming
Now, she says, her coworkers are actively pranking each other and blaming it on the ghost.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion
January 8, 2015
Question their actions or motives and you are “victim shaming” and “victim blaming.”What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad
December 6, 2014
Mary Williams filed an appeal to the IRS in tax court last year, blaming her “controlling, abusive” husband for the problem.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
Blaming plagues on the “Other” is as old as plagues themselves.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama
October 27, 2014
But blaming contemporary politics for the deep roots of inequality in Scotland is a misdirected, short-term fixation.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of blaming
"It's not the least mite I'm blaming you, honey," said Katy.Her Father's Daughter
Without in the least blaming her, I will say that I think that Mrs. Alderling ate too much.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
But nevertheless I am very far from blaming you for your resentment.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
You may possibly be blaming Arthur Channing for meeting this trouble in so sad a spirit.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
This looks very like blaming Burns's correspondents for the badness of his style.The Letters of Robert Burns
Word Origin for blame
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.)).
see lay (the blame) on; to blame.