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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. accusingadjective



  1. accusing

    An accusation is a statement by one person asserting that another person or entity has done something improper. The person who makes the accusation is an accuser, while the subject against whom it is made is the accused. Whether a statement is interpreted as an accusation relies on the social environment in which it is made: What counts as an accusation is often unclear, and what kind of response is warranted is even less clear. Even a purely surface semantic analysis of accusatory language cannot be performed in the absence of social context, including who is making the accusation and to whom it is being made—often the subject of supposedly accusatory language might well interpret the utterance in question as something that he need not respond to. An accusation can be made in private or in public, to the accused person alone, or to other people with or without the knowledge of the accused person. An accuser can make an accusation with or without evidence; the accusation can be entirely speculative, and can even be a false accusation, made out of malice, for the purpose of harming the reputation of the accused.


  1. accusing

    Accusing is the act of charging someone with a wrongdoing or declaring that they are responsible for some fault or negative action. It often involves presenting evidence or arguments that suggest a person's guilt. Accusing can be done in a formal setting such as a court, or informally between individuals.

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  1. Accusing

    of Accuse

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accusing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of accusing in a Sentence

  1. Marjorie Taylor:

    Cori Bush, Cori Bush's accusing me of attacking Cori Bush and claiming Cori Bush's got tomove heroffice. No. That's crazy, i'm just so lucky that I was actually ranting and raving about that stuff onFacebook LivethatI have that video.

  2. Nessa Moran:

    It changes us from being the bad guy accusing a client of something to being the bearer of bad news, the app is like an insurance policy for our relationships.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    It’s not because people are lazy, I am not accusing anyone of being lazy. It’s because people are logical.

  4. Ruth Danielsen:

    Then the BLM began secretly gathering ‘stuff’ against the Hammonds accusing them of arson, conspiracy, flying in restricted airspace, etc..

  5. Marco Rubio:

    There are legitimate questions, im not accusing anyone of anything, it is perhaps the way he says... but there are a lot of legitimatequestions that I think are important to answer, not just as a member of Congress tohis constituency, but in Republican House if he wants to continue serving in this important role.

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