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əˈkyu zəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr iac·cusato·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accusative, accusatory, accusing, accusiveadjective

    containing or expressing accusation

    "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare"


  1. accusatoryadjective

    Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; "as, an accusatory libel" - George Grote

  2. Etymology: * First attested around 1600.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accusatoryadjective

    That which produceth or containeth an accusation.

    Etymology: from accuse.

    In a charge of adultery, the accuser ought to set forth, in the accusatory libel, some certain and definite time. John Ayliffe, Parerg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accusatoryadjective

    pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel

  2. Etymology: [L. accusatorius, fr. accusare.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of accusatory in a Sentence

  1. Jane Austen:

    The movie talks about how Fire Island has been this place where gay men have historically gone to feel safe, and Fire Island asks what you do when you feel unsafe there, among your' own kind,' i like that the movie deals with these subjects very gently. It's not really angry. It's not really accusatory. But it's just sort of showing how it is and how we manage to love Fire Island anyway.

  2. Raquel Dodge:

    The legal system clearly establishes an insurmountable separation of functions in a criminal prosecution: One body accuses, the other defends and the other judges. It is not possible for the judging body to be the same as the investigating and accusatory.

  3. Jesse Watters:

    I’ve done this dozens and dozens of times and ambushed people. I’ve never done The Five to a regular person outside of their house, the guy can go to someone’s house with a camera and a mic, that’s fine. … His tone was so wrong and accusatory.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. contagious
    • B. ultimo
    • C. indiscernible
    • D. contiguous

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