Simple Definition of recrimination
: an angry statement in which you accuse or criticize a person who has accused or criticized you
Examples of recrimination in a sentence
The discussion turned into a heated debate with recriminations flying back and forth.
The meeting ended with bitterness and recrimination.
Did You Know?
Defending oneself from a verbal attack by means of a counterattack is as natural as physical self-defense. So a disaster often brings recriminations among those connected with it, and divorces and child-custody battles usually involve recriminations between husband and wife. An actual crime isn't generally involved, but it may be; when two suspects start exchanging angry recriminations after they've been picked up, it often leads to one of them turning against the other in court.
Origin and Etymology of recrimination
Medieval Latin recrimination-, recriminatio, from recriminare to make a retaliatory charge, from Latin re- + criminari to accuse — more at criminate
First Known Use: circa 1611
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