counteraccusation

noun

coun·​ter·​ac·​cu·​sa·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌa-kyə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce counteraccusation (audio)
-(ˌ)kyü-
variants or counter-accusation
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accusation made in response to another accusation : a charge of wrongdoing or fault made toward a person or group who originally made such a charge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

Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counteraccusation was in 1808

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“Counteraccusation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counteraccusation. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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