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

  • adj. Deserving blame; culpable. See Synonyms at blameworthy.

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  • adj. Deserving blame

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deserving of censure; faulty; culpable; reprehensible; censurable; blameworthy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deserving of blame or censure; faulty; culpable; reprehensible; censurable.

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

  • adj. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious


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blame +‎ -able


  • _from its nature_, the partners are always engaged lovers; but the french, who think that nothing can be blamable which is susceptible of elegance, have introduced the german dance, without adhering to the german regulation.

    The Stranger in France or, a Tour from Devonshire to Paris Illustrated by Engravings in Aqua Tint of Sketches Taken on the Spot.

  • According to the Sharon-Bush doctrine, if you harbor a terrorist -- that is, if you live anywhere in the vicinity of a terrorist -- you are yourself as blamable as the terrorist and are as appropriate a target of destruction.

    David Bromwich: Self-Deception and the Assault on Gaza

  • Is the writer under the impression that "snark" is an appropriate ingredient for serious criticism in our daily newspapers and that Mr. Jorden is blamable for the decorum he exhibits in recognizing this?

    The Bewitching Art of 'La Cieca'

  • Could anything be more blamable, as a matter of principle, than to take an artist’s composition, reproduce it a thousandfold on their machines, and deny him all participation in the large financial returns, by hiding back of the diaphanous pretense that in the guise of a disk or roll, his composition is not his property?

    DPI is GOOD for you: ‘Um – crap’

  • Hast thou plunged thy house in calamity, and will no worthier wish occur to thee, than to leave it to its sorrows and distress, with the aggravating pangs of causing thy afflicting, however blamable self-desertion? of coming to thee ... perhaps even now! ... with mild forgiveness, and finding thee a self-devoted corpse?


  • It's been said the the extreme corruption -- if that's true -- in IL politics is at root blamable on the electorate.

    Blago Does All Us A Favor

  • I can more easily forgive myself for these follies, than for others of a still more blamable kind, so indifferently cloaked over, that my poor mother thought herself obliged to leave my habitation, and betake herself to a small inconvenient jointure-house, which she occupied till her death.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • It's just a fight between two people with no reason to believe they are typical either of Obama supporters or detractors, and even if they were it wouldn't be blamable on Obama or his supporters or detractors.

    See? I TOLD you voting for Obama was a bad idea!

  • The step you took, blamable as it would be in an ordinary young girl, allotted to an every-day destiny, has another aspect if endowed with the nature which I now attribute to you.

    Modeste Mignon

  • I have also reproached myself for the blamable curiosity you have excited in me.

    Modeste Mignon


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