What does accusation mean?

Definitions for accusation
ˌæk yʊˈzeɪ ʃən; əˈkyu zəlac·cu·sa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accusation, accusalnoun

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

  2. accusation, chargenoun

    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

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


  1. accusationnoun

    The act of accusing.

  2. accusationnoun

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

  3. accusationnoun

    An allegation.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accusationnoun

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

  2. Accusationnoun

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

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of accusation in a Sentence

  1. Mathew Rosengart:

    This is overblown sensational tabloid fodder -- nothing more than a fabricated' he said she said' regarding a cell phone, with no striking and obviously no injury whatsoever, anyone can make an accusation, but this should have been closed immediately.

  2. Antony Blinken:

    First Russia plans to manufacture a pretext for its attack – this could be a violent event that Russia will bring on Ukraine or an outrageous accusation that Russia will level against the Ukrainian government.

  3. Celeste Fortenberrysaid:

    This accusation is entirely false. Jeff did not lie to the FBI.

  4. Eddie Johnson:

    The accusation within this phony attack received national attention for weeks, celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor... Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote Jussie Smollett career.

  5. Elaine Chan:

    My husband did n’t do this. Someone made a mistake and misidentified him. This false accusation has really taken a toll on him.

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