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blamable

adjective blam·able \ˈblā-mə-bəl\

Definition of BLAMABLE

:  deserving blame :  reprehensible
blam·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of BLAMABLE

  1. <an honest mistake is hardly a blamable offense>

First Known Use of BLAMABLE

14th century

Synonym Discussion of BLAMABLE

blameworthy, blamable, guilty, culpable mean deserving reproach or punishment. blameworthy and blamable apply to any degree of reprehensibility <conduct adjudged blameworthy> <an accident for which no one is blamable>. guilty implies responsibility for or consciousness of crime, sin, or, at the least, grave error or misdoing <guilty of a breach of etiquette>. culpable is weaker than guilty and is likely to connote malfeasance or errors of ignorance, omission, or negligence <culpable neglect>.

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