recrimination

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noun re·crim·i·na·tion \ri-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of recrimination

  1. :  a retaliatory accusation; also :  the making of such accusations endless recrimination

recriminate

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recriminative

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recriminatory

play \-ˈkri-mə-nə-ˌtȯr-ē, -ˈkrim-nə-\ adjective

Examples of recrimination in a Sentence

  1. The discussion turned into a heated debate with recriminations flying back and forth.

  2. The meeting ended with bitterness and recrimination.

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


RECRIMINATION Defined for English Language Learners

recrimination

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noun re·crim·i·na·tion \ri-ˌkri-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of recrimination for English Language Learners

  • : an angry statement in which you accuse or criticize a person who has accused or criticized you


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