verb (used with object), blamed, blam·ing.
- blake, william,
- blalock-taussig operation,
- blame culture,
Origin of blame
Examples from the Web for self-blame
One wrong reaction is enough to cause a silence and self-blame that can last for years.‘Brave Miss World’: Linor Abargil on Her Journey From Rape Victim to Beauty Queen to Activist|Linor Abargil|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Blame and punishment, as well as self-blame, have regard to character and so to the future.
"Not a word more of self-blame, my boy," cried the young officer warmly.The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise|Margaret Burnham
She spoke of sorrows, personal sorrows, much as he might speak of his—vaguely, and with self-blame.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
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.