the tendency to look for one person or organization that can be held responsible for a bad state of affairs, an accident, etc

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    deserving blame; blameworthy: blameful neglect. Archaic. imputing blame; accusing. Historical Examples A Book of Ballads, Volume 1 Various Pictures Every Child Should Know Dolores Bacon The Arena Various Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton adjective deserving blame; guilty

  • Blame-game

    noun Word Origin Usage Note Contemporary Examples What’s Behind Wall Street’s Turmoil Nouriel Roubini, Ian Bremmer May 26, 2010 Should We Blame Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Giffords’ Shooting? Howard Kurtz January 7, 2011 Obama: Fear the Sequester Cuts! Howard Kurtz February 25, 2013 The British Debate: 6 Standout Moments The Daily Beast Video April 14, […]

  • Blamestorming

    a discussion or meeting for the purpose of assigning blame. noun Word Origin

  • Blameworthy

    deserving blame; blameful: a blameworthy administration. Historical Examples Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts David Elginbrod George MacDonald An English Garner (4 of 8) Various The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Various Elements of Morals Paul Janet Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVII, August 1852, Vol. V Various Woman and Womanhood C. […]

  • Blameable

    blamable. deserving blame; censurable. Historical Examples The Intellectual Life =Philip Gilbert Hamerton The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete George Meredith Lavengro George Borrow Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Samuel Pepys Aristotle George Grote The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) Samuel Richardson Leonora Maria Edgeworth History of England from the fall […]

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