Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Free of blame or guilt; innocent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless.
  • adj. Not meriting blame or censure; undeserving of reproof.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless; -- sometimes followed by of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not meriting blame or censure; without fault; undeserving of reproof; innocent; guiltless: as, “the blameless Indians,”
  • Synonyms Faultless, irreproachable, unimpeachable, unsullied, spotless, stainless, unblemished.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. free of guilt; not subject to blame

Etymologies

blame +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were other siblings involved but they will remain blameless as they [...]

    One of these days… » 2004 » January » 19

  • The one action for which I cannot hold Administration officials blameless is their distortion of intelligence estimates when making the public case for going to war.

    Spies, Lies, and Weapons: What Went Wrong

  • There were other siblings involved but they will remain blameless as they were just being nice.

    One of these days…

  • "How can you take pleasure, whenever it is possible, in casting such slurs upon a woman, whom but yesterday you called blameless, charming, peerless?"

    Cleopatra — Volume 01

  • My position isn't that GRRM is 'blameless' - on the contrary I have said several times the PR/communication side of things could have been better-handled - but that the decisions taken each step of the way have generally been taken for the best of reasons.

    Wertzone Classics: A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

  • “I hate to disappoint you, but the lady seems to have led what used to be called a blameless existence.”

    Sharp Edges

  • That was what Mrs. Bunting was always debating fitfully with herself; and, what was more, and very terribly, to the point, having altered, why should he not in time go back to what he evidently had been -- that is, a blameless, quiet gentleman?

    The Lodger

  • Flight attendant behavior: Flight attendants are far from "blameless," of course.

    Tom Johansmeyer: Five Parties Guilty of Creating JetBlue Flight Attendant Steven Slater

  • If a "blameless" man can suddenly lose his home, wealth, health and family, then none of us is safe.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • “Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said yesterday that European plans to regulate the financial services sector threatened to drive hedge funds out of London and Europe, even though they were "blameless" for the crisis”

    Thursday evening and let's see what's up

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