Synonyms for blame

Synonyms for (noun) blame

Synonyms: rap, blame

Definition: a reproach for some lapse or misdeed

Usage: he took the blame for it; it was a bum rap

Similar words: reproach

Definition: a mild rebuke or criticism

Usage: words of reproach


Synonyms: incrimination, inculpation, blame

Definition: an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

Usage: his incrimination was based on my testimony; the police laid the blame on the driver

Similar words: accusal, accusation

Definition: a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

Synonyms for (verb) blame

Synonyms: blame, charge

Definition: attribute responsibility to

Usage: We blamed the accident on her; The tragedy was charged to her inexperience

Similar words: impute, ascribe, assign, attribute

Definition: attribute or credit to

Usage: We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare; People impute great cleverness to cats


Synonyms: fault, blame

Definition: put or pin the blame on

Similar words: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference


Synonyms: blame, pick, find fault

Definition: harass with constant criticism

Usage: Don't always pick on your little brother

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free

Synonyms for (adjective) blame

Synonyms: damn, damned, darned, deuced, infernal, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, blame, blamed, blasted, blessed

Definition: expletives used informally as intensifiers

Usage: he's a blasted idiot; it's a blamed shame; a blame cold winter; not a blessed dime; I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing; he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool; a deuced idiot; an infernal nuisance

Similar words: cursed, curst

Definition: deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

Usage: villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed; cursed with four daughter; not a cursed drop; his cursed stupidity; I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning