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Antonyms for scapegoat

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Wiktionary2.0 / 10 votes

  1. scapegoatnoun

    To blame something for the problems of a given society without evidence to back up the claim.

    He is making me a scapegoat.

    fall guy, patsy, whipping boy

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Princeton's WordNet1.4 / 20 votes

  1. scapegoat, whipping boynoun

    someone who is punished for the errors of others

    whipping boy

Editors Contribution4.0 / 4 votes

  1. criminal

    a scapegoat is a person who was wrongfully accused for somebody else's wrongdoings, but a criminal is a person who is rightfully accused for their wrongdoings

    the scapegoat was released from jail when the criminal was discovered.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 30, 2014  

How to use scapegoat in a sentence?

  1. Kirk Douglas:

    Some find Jews to be a convenient scapegoat rather than looking at the real source of their problems.

  2. Cedric Richmond:

    I am not going to let them use Steve as a scapegoat to score political points when I know him and know his family.

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Find a scapegoat is wanting to destroy the ruins. (Trouver un bouc émissaire, - C'est vouloir les ruines détruire.)

  4. Yaron Brook:

    But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it did not cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism.

  5. Rusty Hardin:

    They looked bad in the earlier things with Ray Rice, They handled things badly publicly and now they just decided to make Adrian the scapegoat for all their past failings.

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