Adjective "blaming" definition and examples

(Blaming may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bleɪm/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Feel or declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong.
  1. 'I can recall blaming a sibling for all sorts of naughtiness when I was younger.'
  2. 'So is blaming the fact that women bear children for lack of professional progress simply a convenient excuse?'
  3. 'It is no good blaming motorists for all the snarl ups in the town centre.'
  4. 'My only new reservation stems from her blaming her band for playing the wrong song.'
  5. 'There will be no point blaming the employer, it is ourselves we will have to blame.'
  6. 'Many people are now asking why he would do such a thing, blaming his famous ego for getting the better of him, as it has before.'
  7. 'The community must look at itself critically rather than blaming the rest of the world for its problems.'
  8. 'From his tone I wondered if he was partially blaming me for this inconvenience.'
  9. 'So let's see change and stop forever blaming motor vehicles for environmental and climatic change.'
  10. 'The council has now promised to withdraw the advert, blaming an administrative error for the blunder.'
  11. 'they blame youth crime on unemployment'
  12. 'The prime minister has sought to blame the problem on local crime, but others suspect an international link.'
  13. 'People have blamed this phenomena on many things.'
  14. 'He has blamed their financial situation on a national downturn in tourism and the impact of the floods.'
  15. 'While overall crime rose by 4.2 per cent, the force blamed the increase on a new method of recording offences.'
  16. 'I also blame the situation on a lack of screening at the hospital.'
  17. 'Some people are blaming the trend on a violent youth culture, now exported worldwide through animation, comic strips and video games.'
  18. 'I'm not sure who to blame this situation on exactly.'
  19. 'Parents and teachers blamed the situation on municipal governments which allowed bars to thrive around their schools.'
  20. 'I feel somehow justified in blaming this utter lack of sporting ability on my upbringing.'
  21. 'The increased emissions were blamed on more coal being burned for electricity.'

noun

Responsibility for a fault or wrong.
  1. 'they are trying to put the blame on us'
  2. 'Put another way, the audience itself will have to take the blame for promoting such songs.'
  3. 'The company's spindoctors are now working overtime to put the blame on everyone but themselves.'
  4. 'Nobody else interfered, there is no one else to take the blame from him.'
  5. 'The county was upset and those in charge, as ever, carried the burden of blame.'
  6. 'In an interview with a Sunday newspaper, he denied any blame and pointed the finger at senior commanders.'
  7. 'Management must, however, be big enough to take the blame for this error in judgment.'
  8. 'They were always trying to put the blame on anyone but themselves for what happened.'
  9. 'He says a lot of people have to share the blame for what went wrong - including the government.'
  10. 'The blame lies rather with the politicians, particularly for the war.'
  11. 'It is impossible to solve the safety problems when no one will take the blame for what has happened.'

More definitions

1. to hold responsible; find fault with; censure: I don't blame you for leaving him.

2. to place the responsibility for (a fault, error, etc.) (usually followed by on): I blame the accident on her.

3. Informal. blast; damn (used as a mild curse): Blame the rotten luck. noun

4. an act of attributing fault; censure; reproof: The judge said he found nothing to justify blame in the accident.

5. responsibility for anything deserving of censure

More examples(as adjective)

"weathers can be blaming."

"prices can be blaming."

"competitions can be blaming."

"laws can be blaming."

"irresponsibilities can be blaming."

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Origin

(blame)Middle English: from Old French blamer, blasmer (verb), from a popular Latin variant of ecclesiastical Latin blasphemare ‘reproach, revile, blaspheme’, from Greek blasphēmein (see blaspheme).

Phrase

be to blame
I don't (or can't) blame you (or her etc.)
have only oneself to blame