ac·​cus·​ing ə-ˈkyü-ziŋ How to pronounce accusing (audio)
: directing blame or responsibility toward someone or something
an accusing look/glare
Many were quick to point accusing fingers at Hughes.Robert F. Howe
accusingly adverb
The guests stared accusingly at Rubin. Mordecai Richler
… each one felt himself the centre of accusing eyes, and looked accusingly upon his fellows. Jack London

Word History


from present participle of accuse

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accusing was in 1548

Dictionary Entries Near accusing

Cite this Entry

“Accusing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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