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#205618 - 04/25/12 11:37 PM A person who blames others always.
Ilango Offline
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Is there any word for a person who always blames others even if others are not wrong.


Edited by Ilango (04/25/12 11:38 PM)

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#205620 - 04/26/12 02:13 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Ilango]
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Several dictionaries give the word 'blamer', seems to cover what you asked for.

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#205623 - 04/26/12 11:21 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Ilango]
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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Particularly if the person knows the accusation is false, he is a
Slanderer / Libeler / Defamer
Calumniator

If the accuser is himself guilty of the accusation, then he may also be a hypocrite.

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#205624 - 04/26/12 05:56 PM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
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Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Particularly if the person knows the accusation is false, he is a
Slanderer / Libeler / Defamer
Calumniator

If the accuser is himself guilty of the accusation, then he may also be a hypocrite.


I would reject all these since blaming others is not a necessary part of any of these. They may be true about the person in question but they do not define them.

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#205629 - 04/27/12 05:43 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Faldage]
BranShea Offline
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To blame is not a very active verb, to accuse žs. Maybe not well defined, but I mean to say I agree. (smilo)

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#205654 - 04/28/12 11:03 PM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Ilango]
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Huh. I was looking for an antonym for scapegoat, and there doesn't seem to be one. Good question!

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#205656 - 04/29/12 05:24 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Jackie]
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Scapegoat

The scapegoat's is a complicated story. A bit hard to want an antonym for a goat that's chased off to the desert, poor thing.
It's biblical, we call it sinbuck. (ant. gracegoat? )

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#205658 - 04/29/12 07:13 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Ilango]
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Even in its metaphorical sense it can be kind of tricky finding its antonym. Would it be someone who takes the blame deservedly? Someone who doesn't take the blame when it is deserved?

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#205673 - 04/30/12 06:53 PM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Faldage]
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Put the Blame on Mame, boys. Put the blame on mame.

The Lady known as Lu

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#205749 - 05/09/12 10:34 AM Re: A person who blames others always. [Re: Ilango]
Nancymac Offline
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always pointing the finger
constantly passing the buck

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