What does finger-pointing mean?

Definitions for finger-pointing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finger-pointing, fingerpointing(noun)

    the imputation of blame

    "they want all the finger-pointing about intelligence failures to stop"


  1. finger-pointing(Noun)

    The making of accusations, the assigning of blame.

  2. Origin: From to point one's finger at "to accuse, to assign blame to".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finger-pointing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finger-pointing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi:

    Finger pointing around this tragedy serves no purpose other than election year politics.

  2. Yana Galang:

    We only heard a man's voice and saw his finger pointing at the girls one after the other.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    What we can’t let happen is the scapegoating, the blaming, the finger pointing that is going on on the Republican side.

  4. Brian Stretch:

    This is not a finger pointing exercise, this is an exercise with the singular purpose to find lessons learned, and apply them to current and future cases.

  5. Carissa Christensen:

    There's a huge, huge question about the cause of this failure, not from a point of view of finger-pointing, but for understanding if we should expect new vehicles to operate reliably from the beginning.

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