blam·​able ˈblā-mə-bəl How to pronounce blamable (audio)
: deserving blame : reprehensible
blamably adverb
Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of blamable in a Sentence

an honest mistake is hardly a blamable offense

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blamable was in the 14th century

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“Blamable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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