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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      adj : free of guilt; not subject to blame; "has lived a blameless
            life"; "of irreproachable character"; "an unimpeachable
            reputation" [syn: inculpable, irreproachable, unimpeachable]