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ACCUSATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does accusation mean? 

ACCUSATION (noun)
  The noun ACCUSATION has 2 senses:

1. a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
2. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

  Familiarity information: ACCUSATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCUSATION (noun)


Sense 1accusation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

accusal; accusation

Hypernyms ("accusation" is a kind of...):

charge; complaint ((criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accusation"):

blame; incrimination; inculpation (an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed)

preferment (the act of making accusations)

information (formal accusation of a crime)

indictment (an accusation of wrongdoing)

imputation (a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense))

imprecation (a slanderous accusation)

allegation ((law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law))

recrimination (mutual accusations)

self-accusation; self-condemnation (an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be)

implication (an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection)


Sense 2accusation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

accusation; charge

Context example:

the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

Hypernyms ("accusation" is a kind of...):

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "accusation"):

countercharge (a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser)


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