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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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of blame (Entry 2 of 2)

1 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure
  • willingly accepted the blame for not seeing that the kitchen was properly cleaned

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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

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The first known use of blame was in the 13th century

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“Blame.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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