Blame

Blame is the act of censuring, holding responsible, making negative statements about an individual or group that their action or actions are socially or morally irresponsible, the opposite of praise. When someone is morally responsible for doing something wrong their action is blameworthy. By contrast, when someone is morally responsible for doing something right, we may say that his or her action is praiseworthy. There are other senses of praise and blame that are not ethically relevant. One may praise someone's good dress sense, and blame the weather for a crop failure.

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Famous quotes containing the word blame:

    Our culture still holds mothers almost exclusively responsible when things go wrong with the kids. Sensing this ultimate accountability, women are understandably reluctant to give up control or veto power. If the finger of blame was eventually going to point in your direction, wouldn’t you be?
    Ron Taffel (20th century)

    The whimsicalness of our own humor is a thousand times more fickle and unaccountable than what we blame so much in fortune.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)