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or blameable

[bley-muh-buh l] /ˈbleɪ mə bəl/
deserving blame; censurable.
Origin of blamable
1350-1400; Middle English; see blame, -able
Related forms
blamably, adverb
nonblamable, adjective
nonblamableness, noun
nonblamably, adverb
unblamable, adjective
unblamableness, noun
unblamably, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is a blamable weakness—I know it—I reproach myself bitterly; but all I can do is to confess it candidly.

  • Many events had concurred to bring about this blamable reticence.

  • On this document the judges based the most serious of charges; they regarded it as furnishing proof of a most blamable temerity.

  • If he is accountable for the habit, he is blamable for the crime that follows.

  • In reality, it was an honest but indirect comment upon the Empress's blamable latitude in that respect.

    An Englishman in Paris Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
  • A bold, a blamable journey, for which they reproach themselves at night.

  • They have sold themselves and their self-respect, some with ease (they are the least blamable), some with a struggle.

    Essays in Little Andrew Lang
  • They make me kneel at confession to tell my thoughts, while well I know that, for the least blamable of them, I shall be scourged.

    Gerald Fitzgerald Charles James Lever
  • Among my other blamable actions there may now be reckoned disobedience to my father.

    The Legacy of Cain Wilkie Collins
  • I will not think that I was blamable, for I was very sorry for it, and it was certainly done in ignorance.

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