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Meaning of BLAMELESS

Pronunciation:  'bleymlis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  free of guilt; not subject to blame; "has lived a blameless life"; "of irreproachable character"; "an unimpeachable reputation"

BLAMELESS is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: clean-handed, guiltless, inculpable, innocent, irreproachable, unimpeachable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Blame"less\, a.
Free from blame; without fault; innocent; guiltless; --
sometimes followed by of.

      A bishop then must be blameless.         --1 Tim. iii.

      Blameless still of arts that polish to deprave.

      We will be blameless of this thine oath. --Josh. ii.

Syn: Irreproachable; sinless; unblemished; inculpable.

Usage: {Blameless}, {Spotless}, {Faultless}, {Stainless}. We
       speak of a thing as blameless when it is free from
       blame, or the just imputation of fault; as, a
       blameless life or character. The others are stronger.
       We speak of a thing as faultless, stainless, or
       spotless, only when we mean that it is absolutely
       without fault or blemish; as, a spotless or stainless
       reputation; a faultless course of conduct. The last
       three words apply only to the general character, while
       blameless may be used in reverence to particular
       points; as, in this transaction he was wholly
       blameless. We also apply faultless to personal
       appearance; as, a faultless figure; which can not be
       done in respect to any of the other words.

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