What does accusation mean?

Definitions for accusationˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən; əˈkyu zəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word accusation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accusation, accusal(noun)

    a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

  2. accusation, charge(noun)

    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"


  1. accusation(Noun)

    The act of accusing.

  2. accusation(Noun)

    A formal charge brought against a person in a court of law.

  3. accusation(Noun)

    An allegation.

  4. Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accusation(noun)

    the act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense

  2. Accusation(noun)

    that of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'accusation' in Nouns Frequency: #2769


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tim Clark:

    The agreement did not address things like the accusation they have made against us.

  2. Kory Wright:

    I felt relieved that I didn't do it; but at the same time, I felt that that was a serious accusation.

  3. Sam Liccardo:

    The ludicrous accusation that I somehow directed the police department to' stand down' at the rally is utterly false.

  4. Henry James:

    The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.

  5. Kory Wright:

    I felt relieved and scared at the same time, i felt relieved that I didn't do it; but at the same time, I felt that that was a serious accusation.

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