accusatory

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adjective ac·cu·sa·to·ry \ə-ˈkyü-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of accusatory

  1. :  containing or expressing accusation :  accusing an accusatory look

Examples of accusatory in a sentence

  1. He pointed an accusatory finger at the suspect.

  2. The book has a harsh, accusatory tone.

14th Century

First Known Use of accusatory

14th century


ACCUSATORY Defined for English Language Learners

accusatory

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adjective ac·cu·sa·to·ry \ə-ˈkyü-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of accusatory for English Language Learners

  • : accusing or blaming someone : assigning blame or fault


Law Dictionary

accusatory

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adjective ac·cus·a·to·ry \ə-ˈkyü-zə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of accusatory

  1. 1 :  containing or expressing an accusation the accusatory pleading

  2. 2 :  accusatorial



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