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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blameless  \Blame"less\,  a. 
  Free  from  blame;  without  fault;  innocent;  guiltless;  -- 
  sometimes  followed  by  of 
 
  A  bishop  then  must  be  blameless.  --1  Tim.  iii. 
  2. 
 
  Blameless  still  of  arts  that  polish  to  deprave. 
  --Mallet. 
 
  We  will  be  blameless  of  this  thine  oath.  --Josh.  ii 
  17. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blameless 
  adj  :  free  of  guilt;  not  subject  to  blame;  "has  lived  a  blameless 
  life";  "of  irreproachable  character";  "an  unimpeachable 
  reputation"  [syn:  {inculpable},  {irreproachable},  {unimpeachable}] 




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