Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

blame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of blame

  1. 1 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure <willingly accepted the blame for not seeing that the kitchen was properly cleaned> Synonyms culpability, fault, guilt, onus, rap Related Words blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shame Antonyms blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, innocence

  2. 2 the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right <blame for the school's poor performance in standardized tests was attributed to several factors> Synonyms responsibility, fault, liabilityRelated Words accountability, answerability




blame

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blame

  1. to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of <more concerned with pleasing audiences, the playwright has always claimed to be indifferent to whether critics praise his comedies or blame them without mercy> Synonyms criticize, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Related Words skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms extol (also extoll), laud, praise




Learn More about blame


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up blame? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to take off or remove

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

lazy philistine melancholy frenetic
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ