counteraccusation

noun coun·ter·ac·cu·sa·tion \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən , -(ˌ)kyü- \
variants: or counter-accusation
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counteraccusation

plural counteraccusations or counter-accusations
:an accusation made in response to another accusation :a charge of wrongdoing or fault made toward a person or group who originally made such a charge
  • … the disputes, the accusations and counteraccusations, the genuine economic chasm and the presumed social divide …
  • —James Baldwin
  • … he can launch a frontal attack. In this case he deflects, re-directs and declines to answer all opposition questions, instead launching counter-accusations of his own.
  • —Michael Den Tandt

First Known Use of counteraccusation

1808


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